Councilman Valenzuela Asks Residents to Help Phoenix Win $15,000 Grant

April 4, 2012

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Councilman Daniel Valenzuela is asking residents to help get a basketball court at the city’s Starlight Park back in the game, with an assist from Sprite and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Starlight Park, located at 7810 W. Osborn Road, is home to one of 25 basketball courts nationwide, and the only court in Arizona, competing for up to $15,000 in grant funding to help bring it back to peak condition, including resurfacing the court with an acrylic coating, new shade trees and drinking fountains.  For more information on how you can vote, visit

“Our city parks and basketball courts offer a place where young people can focus their energy in a positive direction,” said Councilman Valenzuela.  “I’m asking residents to get in the game so our city receives the maximum funding – working as a team, we can make this a slam dunk!”

Starlight Park is well used by the community for sports, picnics and other events, and includes a playground, pool, picnic area, sand volleyball and tennis court.

Residents are encouraged to visit and subscribe to the Councilman’s neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and important city issues.  

Contact Councilman Valenzuela’s office at 602-262-7446,, or

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