Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. may play football for a living, but that didn't stop him from making a recent donation to fund a facelift for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park basketball courts this summer.
According to Jennifer Ringold of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, construction could start as soon as today, and will end by mid-July.
Fitzgerald, a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, grew up in Minneapolis and played at MLK Park as a child. Every year, he returns for community events in Minneapolis.
"King Park never shortchanged me, and I don't want to shortchange them," he said in a written statement emailed to Patch.
"I grew up in the Minneapolis Parks," he added. "I still love going to King Park to play ball and visit with people from the neighborhood. It still feels like home."
The court will be resurfaced in blue and green, and new hoops, poles, backboards, and benches will be installed.