Marquette Hoops Court Competes for Sprite Grant

In the last few months, several national online competitions for grant money have seen U.P. entries finish with high places.

A basketball court at a Marquette park is the latest entry in an online fund–raising attempt.

A park in Shiras Hills is one of 26 national finalists in the Sprite ‘Spark Parks’ Project.

If it gets enough support, it could get up to $35,000 in refurbishment grants.

The first phase of the program, which focuses on basketball courts, kicked off in February.

The park in Shiras Hills is one of the finalists.

Voting is through June 10th at Sprite’s website or