Nike Transformed A Historic 133-Year-Old Chicago Church Into A World Class Basketball Facility
Chicago’s Church of the Epiphany, built in 1855, has been closed since 2011 because of dwindling membership. But now it has gotten a fantastic new lease on life as it has been turned into a modern youth basketball facility by Nike.
ABC 7 Chicago reports that the “Just Do It HQ at The Church” will be open through the end of August for use by local high school and middle school basketball teams who will work on drills and be mentored by professional coaches.
On Monday, during the opening of the facility in the West Loop, teams were treated to an appearance by Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, who worked out with the teams and spoke to the players in attendance.
Nike Chicago is transforming the Church of Epiphany in the West Loop into a cultural hub for basketball, inspiration and the ultimate summer training program to help Chicago’s youth chase their dreams. Over the month of August, Just do it HQ at the Church will include elite basketball training for young athletes while offering a series of interactive youth workshops, pro athlete appearances, and skills clinics designed to help Chicago athletes chase their dreams – both on and off the court.
Basketball is everything in Chicago. Just do it HQ at the Church is a place for Chicago to reignite belief in the next generation and help them chase their hoop dreams, powered by the best coaches, innovative product and elite training.
The Church will also be open to the public on Saturdays, so if you or someone you know wants to participate in The Church’s basketball program, you just have to register here to be eligible.