May 23, 2022

Report: Nike to Fund Athletic Facility at Obama Library, First Such Complex in a Presidential Library

From Crain’s Chicago Business:

Nike’s charitable arm announced today that it is donating $5 million to help build a public athletic facility at the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side.

Details on the planned facility are scarce beyond the fact it will include a basketball court, an homage to the former president’s love of the sport. Much of the athletic center will be free to the public, and “anyone will be able to jump into a dance class or join a pickup basketball game,” writes Nike Foundation President Jorge Casimiro in a blog post.

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