Athletics Program History & Overview
Good Tidings Foundation partners exclusively with the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco 49ers, NY Yankee CC Sabathia, Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh and other professional athletes to build or refurbish facilities that benefit underserved communities. Since 1997, Good Tidings has constructed 100 athletic facilities throughout the Greater Bay Area. Our gifts continue to give year round, providing a safe, healthy place for families and youth to play and enjoy.
- 38 Basketball Courts
- 24 Tennis Courts
- 21 Baseball Fields
- 8 Street Hockey Courts
- 3 Football Fields
- 3 Fitness Centers
- 3 Volleyball Courts
Every location undergoes a drastic makeover, transforming them from unusable to state-of-the-art. These renovations develop the community structurally and enable impressionable children to develop physically, emotionally and psychologically in a safe environment. Our facilities turned abandoned, needle-littered dead space into family activity zones and community gathering areas. They become destinations and bring excitement and value to communities, drawing families out of their homes to engage with neighbors.
Good Tidings Basketball Courts - Our 100th Project
(Left: Brookdale Park before our first refurbishment; Middle: Brookdale Park after we refurbished it in 1999; Right: Brookdale after 14 years of heavy use in 2012)
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, NBA Hall of Famer and Official Good Tidings Spokesperson Nate Thurmond joined Good Tidings and Oakland dignitaries for the dedication ceremony of our 100th athletic project. The Brookdale Park courts in Oakland, which was also our very first project, were named the Good Tidings Courts.
Kerri Walsh's Beach Volleball Court at North Salinas HS
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, Good Tidings Foundation partnered with 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh to construct a beach volleyball court at North Salinas High School in Salinas, CA. This was our third project with Kerri Walsh and we were honored to be one of her first stops after her arrival home from London.
Tragniew Park Court with Brandon Jennings
On Friday, July 13, 2012, Good Tidings Foundation partnered with Milwaukee Bucks Player Brandon Jennings to refurbish a basketball court at Tragniew Park in Compton, CA. This is our first project with Brandon Jennings and our first project outside the San Francisco Bay Area.
Joe Thornton Street Hockey Court
On Monday, May 14, 2012, the Good Tidings Foundation dedicated the Joe Thornton Street Hockey Court to the students at Goss Elementary School in San Jose, CA. This was the eighth time Good Tidings has partnered with the San Jose Sharks to build an athletic facility and the first time to name it after their star captain Joe Thornton.
New Skyline High School Baseball Field
On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Good Tidings Foundation partnered with the Oakland Athletics to dedicate a new baseball field to the youth at Skyline High School in Oakland, CA. Jemile Weeks, a star player for the Oakland A's, attended the dedication ceremony to welcome the team back onto their field.
Chris Mullin Basketball Courts at Arroyo Viejo Park, Oakland
On Monday, April 23, 2012, Good Tidings Foundation dedicated two new basketball courts to Arroyo Viejo Park in Oakland, California in partnership with the Golden State Warriors and Pacific Gas & Electric. The Chris Mullin Courts were named after the basketball legend shortly after his NBA Hall of Fame induction and Warriors jersey retirement.
Vida Blue's Field of Dreams
On Friday, April 20, 2012, Good Tidings Foundation dedicated a new field to the children of Northern Light School in Oakland, California. The field, named in honor of the baseball legend, is called Vida Blue's Field of Dreams. The children of Oakland are sure to enjoy this gift for years to come. Thank you to Robert A. Bothman, Inc., Imperial Sprinkler, Calco Fence, West Coast Turf and Doherty Restoration for your contributions to this project.
CC Sabathia Field at Vallejo High School
For our fourth partnership with CC Sabathia and his PitCCh In Foundation, Good Tidings Foundation unveiled a new baseball field for the students of Vallejo High School on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Tot Lot at Vallejo Youth & Family Services
On Thursday, December 22, 2011, the Good Tidings Foundation, in partnership with New York Yankee CC Sabathia and his PitCCh In Foundation, dedicated a new Tot Lot to the children at Vallejo Youth and Family Services.
Oakland Schools Police Basketball Courts
On Wednesday, July 13, the Good Tidings Foundation, in partnership with the Golden State Warriors, dedicated new basketball courts to the Oakland Schools Police's Together We Can program, where Oakland Police officers mentor and play sports with Oakland youth.
Oakland Schools Police Wiffle Ball & Kickball Field
On July 29th, the Good Tidings Foundation and the Oakland Athletics unveiled the new wiffle ball / kickball field created to complete the playground at the Oakland Schools Police site where we recently built new basketball courts. Jemile Weeks joined us for the dedication ceremony of the new addition, which will further the programs the police officers offer to Oakland youth to reinforce positive relationships with law enforcement.
Mosswood Park Basketball Courts
On Wednesday, May 25, the Good Tidings Foundation, Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente dedicated two new basketball courts to the residents of Oakland's Mosswood community. Warriors Legend Al Attles, Star David Lee, and Mosswood Park's Legendary 'Hook' Mitchell joined in the celebration. This court is where basketball icons including Bill Russell, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton and Dwight Gooden played growing up. In addition to the two basketball courts, Good Tidings refurbished three of Mosswood's tennis courts.