Posts Tagged ‘b ball’

Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi Reopens Hamilton Recreation Center With a Splash

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

This was the scene at Geary and Steiner in the Western Addition / Japantown area today as hundreds gathered to see the debut of the new Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool. This place has it all – basketball, tennis courts, giant murals, the works.

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After hearing a performance from students at the Willie L. Brown, Jr. College Preparatory Academy

…and some brief heckling from Giants Cap, who wants laid-off RPD employees rehired…

…out comes Ross Mirkarimi, your District 5 Supervisor, to give his stemwinder, as seen on this CNN iReport (entitled “‘Bay Area Girls’” Teanage Girls perform [Pat Benatar's 'I love Rock and Roll'] at the Inaugural of the Hamilton Recreation Center”) and then cut the ribbon:

The mise-en-scene inside - it’s like a mini water park. Throw in an orca or two and then there’d be no reason to travel to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka Marine World) in Vallejo:

But who’s that atop the ladder for the yellow slide wearing his street clothes? It’s Ross!

Here he comes down the slide…

…and here’s the aftermath, looked like fun. Bill Wilson should have some good shots of the wettened supe. [Like this.]

OTOH, the orange slide is terrifying, apparently:

(I think you’re supposed to cross your arms like you’re an ejecting pilot – that’s what some people were doing in the orange tube/slide contraption.)

Not sure how much it costs to employ six(!) lifeguards (that would seem a lot more than required at slide-free Sava Pool in the Parkside) but oh well.

Bon courage, Ham Rec!

It’s On! Three on Three Basketball Today in the Panhandle – Who Will Win $1000?

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

The Yelp-rated Panhandle Basketball Courts in fox-laden Golden Gate Park are a buzz of activity what with the Uletix Three on Three Basketball Tournament going on right now, today, Saturday, July 25, 2009.

Yes, something’s always going on in San Francisco’s action-packed Panhandle.

There’s a blue Honda Civic in the paint - they were still getting set up at this time: 

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Here are the deets for Hoops n Dreams.

It’s probably too late for you to enter, but you can always drop by to check out the action.

See you there!

When: Saturday, July 25th, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Between Oak and Fell Streets at Ashbury; Panhandle Park, San Francisco

Purpose of the event: To help raise money for a non-profit charity that we feel is aligned with the spirit of our company, “Team Up For Youth”.

CASH!: There will be up to $1000 in cash prizes and additional prizes for some lucky spectators.

Cost: $120 per team of 3-6 players. You can enter online by going to www.uletix.com (here), you may also enter by downloading and printing the application form provided, send your completed application form to [Attn: Jamil Vaughn Tournament Coordinator @ Utility Athletics, PO BOX 341, San Francisco, CA. 94104-0341]. Once payments are processed you will be added to the roster. For questions: Contact Jamil Vaughn, Jason Mills, or Dan Taylor @ Uletix