Ever since the first few weeks of the pandemic, when we converted CCC's basketball court into our pop-up Food & Supply Pantry, our gym floors have taken a beating. After all, this hardwood wasn’t designed to have hundred-pound pallets of food driven over it every day. A flooring meant for the competitive shuffle of basketball sneakers became the epicenter of our community's food distribution network in just a matter of weeks - and the drastic change has taken its toll.
On top of the damage done to the floorboards, the loss our ability to rent out the gym space has also been a heavy burden on the entire community. The Center not only lost over $125,000 from our annual budget, but the whole Cambridge community lost a coveted training facility for basketball players, from the young and talented athletes to the wiser veteran players who found solace on our gym's court.
However, it's an incredible relief to report that the light at the end of the tunnel is within reach! Thanks to both Lee and Cong from Gymnasium Floors Inc, our gym's flooring has been completely transformed with a sparkling clean new coat of polyurethane.
Now our gym's basketball court is officially ready, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to offer players a fresh start, post-pandemic. This was far from easy work and we’re incredibly grateful that this two-man crew made time to help us out over the weekend.
Hard Work On Our Hardwood