Basketball court honors memory of Oak Ridge grad
It was several years in the making, but the Josh Anderson basketball court is now open.
The court, at the El Dorado Hills Community Service District’s Community Park on Harvard Way, was conceived in 2005 in honor of Oak Ridge High School graduate Josh Anderson, who was killed in a car crash on El Dorado Hills Boulevard.
The 19-year-old’s friends and family said one of his passions was for athletics, especially basketball.
Following his untimely death, those who knew the teen came up with a plan: to build an outdoor basketball court in his honor.
“We wanted to find a way to honor him that would be longstanding,” mother Kelley Anderson said in a previous interview with the Telegraph. “And basketball was a big part of him. When he and his friends weren’t playing it, they were talking about it or they were down seeing Kings games.”
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