Baltimore County Dedicates Renovated 'Angel Reese Court' In Honor of Hometown NCAA Champion
BALTIMORE COUNTY - In a tribute to Randallstown's very own NCAA champion, Angel Reese, Baltimore County has officially dedicated and renamed the newly-renovated basketball court at the Scotts Branch Recreation Activity Center (RAC) as "Angel Reese Court."
This development is part of an ongoing initiative by the county to update aging equipment at all its outdoor basketball courts. Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Recreation and Parks celebrated this dedication, acknowledging Reese's exceptional achievements and influence in the sporting community.
"Angel Reese's tenacity, leadership, and commitment to her team have led to incredible – and well-deserved – accomplishments, and we couldn't be more proud that she is from Baltimore County," Olszewski said.
Originally from Randallstown, Reese has already built an impressive legacy, including helping Louisiana State University (LSU) secure the 2023 NCAA Women's Championship. During this championship, she was named Most Outstanding Player and set the NCAA single-season record with 34 double-doubles.
Off the court, Reese uses her influence to make a difference. She recently established the Angel C. Reese Foundation, aimed at empowering young women and the next generation through sports, education, and financial literacy.
Expressing her emotions about the dedication, Reese said, "Seeing my name on a basketball court in my hometown – a court where I played as a child – is a full circle moment. I hope this court empowers young athletes of all backgrounds and serves as a reminder that hard work, determination, and staying true to yourself are what it takes to create success on the court and beyond."
The county has invested approximately $500,000 in federal ARPA funds into the basketball system replacement projects, striving to modernize recreational facilities and improve aging infrastructure. The enhancements at the Scotts Branch RAC, now Angel Reese Court, include new fencing and gate, as well as new poles, acrylic backboards, breakaway rims, and nets.
"We are thrilled and excited to dedicate this court in honor of Angel Reese," said Bob Smith, Director of Recreation and Parks. "Miss Reese's incredible work ethic, tenacity, teamwork, and leadership have served as an inspiration to numerous players, and we are honored to have the opportunity to recognize her outstanding talents and accomplishments."
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