Nine-year NBA veteran and Baton Rouge native Langston Galloway held a ribbon cutting for a newly renovated outdoor basketball court at BREC’s Longfellow Park on July 15.
The Langston Galloway Foundation partnered with Cox Communications and BREC on the project.
“This is a huge celebration first and foremost for me and my wife to be able to commit back to Baton Rouge,” Galloway said. “This is huge to see a park that I grew up playing on as well as the gym across the way. This is a huge opportunity for the Langston Galloway Foundation to start a commitment to Baton Rouge with not just this park but continue to partner with BREC and Cox going forward.”
Longfellow Park was once a housing project during World War II. BREC renovated the park in 2018.
“This court is not only beautiful, but even more importantly, is made with materials designed to act as a cushion to absorb shock and reduce the impacts that a concrete court can have on a player’s body,” said BREC Commission Chair Kenneth Pointer.
Galloway hosted a basketball drill camp and a fundraiser on July 16 at Southern University’s Horace W. Moody Intramural Sports Complex.
Galloway most recently played with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.