Court Stories

Marquette University Athletes in Juanilama, Costa Rica

Getting off the airplane and being greeted by Jordyn and Betsy from Courts for Kids, and Brian, Lenisse and Zach from Peace Corps, was the perfect introduction to what the week would entail. The first thing they said to us set the tone for our trip, “Pura Vida.” In other words, “Get ready to go […]

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Southwest Washington Students Partner with La Lima, Dominican Republic for Spring Break

Traveling to La Lima, Dominican Republic, will forever be a time of my life where I’ll look back on it and wish to go back. I went into this trip with a positive mindset, very excited for all the new things I was about to experience. I think this allowed me to get the most […]

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Southwest Washington Students Bond and Build with the Community of El Rodeo, Nicaragua

“¿Que onda Mai? What’s up bro?” Just one of the many things we learned on our Courts for Kids trip to El Rodeo, Nicaragua. This was a trip full of just about everything from delicious food to a few sunburns. At the beginning of this trip, there were a few people who knew each other […]

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An Orphanage Gets a Court in the Dominican Republic

There comes a time in our lives when we take that first step to becoming the people we were meant to be. In the literal sense, you can relate this to flying to another country without parents to hold your passport and your hand. We become more independent. In a more personal sense, we put […]

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George Fox Men’s Basketball Team in El Chorro, Panama

Living out their team motto, “MBFO” (“Men Built for Others”), members of the university’s men’s basketball team left the comforts of home in mid-August to spend eight days in the impoverished community of El Chorro, Panama, building a multi-purpose sports court. All 16 players on the roster, joined by head coach, Maco Hamilton, and two […]

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RePublic High School and Institute of Notre Dame Students Work in La Parcela, Dominican Republic

This summer, students from RePublic High School and Institute of Notre Dame traveled to La Parcela, a small rural community in the Monte Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Prior to the Courts for Kids project, the community’s court had fallen into disrepair. It had been poorly built a number of years ago and was […]

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Loyola School Volunteers Welcomed in Salitre, Costa Rica

The seven days I spent in Salitre, Costa Rica with the Bribri community and Courts for Kids were full of memorable connections and life-changing experiences. Going into the trip, our primary goal was to build a multipurpose sports court with the help of Peace Corps volunteers and locals. However, I felt that we accomplished so […]

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A Memorable Project for Families in Praek Barang, Cambodia

The blog below was written by Romly Kao, an exceptional Cambodian student who worked with us on our recent court project.  This is the first time we have had a host-country national student write a trip blog.  Please excuse any grammar, spelling or translation mistakes.  He wrote the blog in English, his second language. សូមចុចទីនេះសម្រាប់ភាសាខ្មែរ […]

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Shoreline Battles the Elements in Cruce de Mela, Dominican Republic

Ten empanadas. Ten empanadas in thirty minutes. That was the record set by two Shoreline students one night, sitting under the leaky tarp set up in front of the elementary school during yet another rain storm. What started out as enjoyment of another delicious dinner of local cuisine after a long day’s work, quickly turned […]

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Georgia Tech Student Athletes Work in Guadalupe de Cartago, Costa Rica

In early August, our group from Georgia Institute of Technology spent a week in the amazing community of Cartago, Costa Rica. As the trip lead, I was fortunate enough to be one of the staff members to go on the inaugural Georgia Tech Athletics’ “Jackets Without Borders” service trip. Our partnership with Courts for Kids […]

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