The Alley-Oop alley activation project, celebrating the history and culture of basketball in the Lebanon Community has reached its fundraising goal! The $50,000 goal was met, and exceeded. A total of $54,825 was raised to activate the alley, creating a walkable, basketball celebrating experience on the north side of the downtown square.
The Heart of Lebanon, a Nationally Accredited Main Street, wants to help the community celebrate the rich basketball history in Lebanon, IN with this alley activation project honoring our basketball culture on the northside of the Boone County Courthouse Square. This alley was recently vacated to vehicular traffic during a recent $11 million infrastructure reconstruction and redesign of our Historic Downtown Square. When standing in the alley, Memory Hall Gymnasium is in view which makes it the perfect location for this basketball themed project. This alley activation project is creating a bridge from the Heart of Lebanon to the Memory Hall Gymnasium. Built in 1931, this historic gymnasium is a 2,200 seat facility that hosted the renaissance of Lebanon basketball lead by the meteoric rise of Rick “The Rocket” Mount and was prominently featured in the 1986 movie “Hoosiers”.
Stay tuned for more updates pertaining to the Alley-Oop project!