Dec 30 2021

Mountain Lake Lodge leads effort to upgrade the Pearisburg basketball court

A press release from Mountain Lake Lodge.

Mountain Lake Lodge leads effort to upgrade the Pearisburg basketball court



Every basketball player knows the value of teamwork.  A team of supporters has launched a project to demonstrate the axiom in a difference sort of way:  They are working together to rebuild and improve the court itself.


In Pearisburg, there’s a popular court that has needed refurbishment for years, and that will finally become a reality with the help of a donation from the Mountain Lake Lodge and Conservancy and the community spirit of local volunteers and businesses.


“The outdoor basketball court is one of the most popular facilities in town when it comes to kids. It is full every day after school and during the summer. Thanks to the grant established by Mountain Lake Conservancy, we are going to be able to build these kids a brand new, full-sized basketball court. We believe this will greatly benefit the community and encourage more residents to get outside and enjoy recreation. We are also looking forward to having basketball tournaments this summer upon completion for all ages. We want to thank Mountain Lake for selecting the Town of Pearisburg for this grant and look forward to working with them in the future.” – Jessica R. Rothe, M.S., Director of Recreation and Parks for Town of Pearisburg.


As a member of a committee formed by Mountain Lake Lodge, Todd Robertson was the spark plug that ignited the project.  He is president of Stateson Homes in Blacksburg, and he recruited colleagues in the building trades including, Beltway Concrete, Sherwin Williams, and Chandler Concrete to roll up their sleeves as well.


“Mountain Lake Lodge is all about outdoor recreation, “ Robertson said, “and this outdoor basketball court combines fitness and sports in the outdoors.  It’s heavily used and is a worthwhile project for the non-profit Mountain Lake organization.”


Ground was broken in early December.  New concrete will be poured, the surface will be sealed and painted, and the hope is to have people shooting hoops there in early spring. “We’re deeply grateful to Todd along with former Mountain Lake board member, Ann Goette, and Marsha Stevers, VP of Finance at Mountain Lake Lodge, who served on the committee to select the project,” said Heidi Stone, President and CEO of Mountain Lake LLC.


Stone went on to explain the project is a visible example of Mountain Lake Lodge’s commitment to Giles County.  “We value the citizens of Giles County as our neighbors, our employees, our friends, and our customers,” she said, “and we hope the improved outdoor recreation facility will serve the community well.”


The upgraded court is located at the Pearisburg Community Center on Wenonah Avenue.

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