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Sport Court® and Nick Cannon Foundation Install New Basketball Court At Smithfield Elementary School in Charlotte

SOURCE: Sport Court®, Connor Sports®

Nick Cannon Gives Back to His Former Grammar School

Charlotte, N.C. (June 4, 2019) – The Nick Cannon Foundation and leading athletic sports flooring brand Sport Court® dedicated a new NCredible Sport Court outdoor basketball surface at Smithfield Elementary of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).

The court dedication was attended by enthusiastic Smithfield students who along with school administrators and teachers held hand-painted signs spelling “Thank You Nick Cannon Foundation.”

The new court is a PowerGame+™ outdoor modular flooring system from Sport Court and an example of the brand’s commitment to providing safe recreation courts for youth and community members around the globe.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Sport Court Carolina as the local Sport Court dealer partner managed all elements of the court planning logistics and installation for the new surface that provides premium performance, drainage and ball response.

“Sport Court is extremely proud to partner with the Nick Cannon Foundation to provide this new community court that will give students from Smithfield Elementary the opportunity to play basketball and recreate on a premium surface,” said Lauren Gillian, Director of Social Responsibility / Community Relations, Gerflor USA.  “This new Sport Court is a terrific example of local partnerships making a difference at Nick’s former grammar school in Charlotte.”

“This new court is exciting for Smithfield Elementary School students and their entire community and will impact their day-to-day learning well into the future,” said Susan Doran, Director of Athletics, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

ABOUT Sport Court

Founded in 1974, Sport Court® is dedicated to helping families and facilities unlock the potentials of athletes who play on its patented modular sports surfaces. As the official court of the world’s leading sports organizations, including the NCAA, FIBA, U.S. Tennis Association, USA Volleyball and U.S. Soccer Foundation, Sport Court has helped major sports organizations take the game to the grass-roots community. Sport Court is designed to be the Safest Court in the World. It recycles 99 percent of its waste and is the only company in the product category with an Environmental Product Declaration. Sport Court products and event solutions benefit from Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry. The Gerflor portfolio also includes Connor Sports and Taraflex brands. Sport Court is on the web at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @sportcourt1974. Sport Court is a trademark of Gerflor.

ABOUT Connor Sports

Founded in 1872, Connor Sports® is the leader in hardwood sports flooring and is a preferred provider to the NCAA®, NBA, FIBA and other organizations.  Connor Sports has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record in responsible forestry including use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified materials and is the only flooring company with an Environmental Product Declaration.  The company’s manufacturing facility in Amasa, MI is independently-audited and compliant with ISO 14001 standards.  Connor Sports products also include leading vulcanized rubber sports surfaces.  Connor Sports is a part of a Gerflor® company.  Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry provides Connor Sports with global scope and enhanced research and technology. The Gerflor portfolio also includes Sport Court® and Taraflex® brands. Connor Sports is on the web at, Facebook at and on Twitter @Connor_Sports.

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