Wednesday, April 11, 2012

PHOTOS: Basketball returns to the JFK Center


One of the silver-linings for some residents from last year's budget-slashing and budget battles was the decision to reopen the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center.

The center, which was previously closed, is back open now and a new basketball court was installed inside the gymnasium portion of the center.

Pictured are several basketball players from the Kansas City Blue Dogs AAU program and different schools across Kansas City.

Between 50-75 players stop in on Friday afternoons to play hoops in a place that was closed this time last year.

Unified Government Commissioner Tarence L. Maddox played a big role in re-opening the center and he occasionally drops to check out the action. The center is located at 1310 N. 10th Street in downtown Kansas City, Kan.