Three Organizations Come Together for Love the Court

Every August Portico Church orchestrates one of the largest and most anticipated annual events at the Friendship Court community.

This year’s event promises to bigger and better than ever because Portico is joining forces with Evergreen Ministries and Charlottesville Community Church to bring residents even more.

Love the Court will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for two age groups, a bounce house and other activities for youth, free food, barbers and hair stylists offering free hair cuts to youth, medical screenings and more! Computers 4 Kids and CATEC will also be on hand with resources and information for the community.

Love the Court is an annual event that residents at the Friendship Court community look forward to.

Portico Church is a nondenominational church located downtown in close proximity to Friendship Court. Desmond Glenn is the church’s Pastor of Community & Discipleship and has fostered the relationship it has with the Friendship Court community. He is excited to continue working at the community and looks forward to the future, though he admittedly wonders what the event will look like once ground is broken for the community’s redevelopment.

“This might be the last year we’re able to the event as it is now, so we wanted to do it bigger,” he said.

Love the Court will take place on August 7 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Friendship Court and residents are invited to attend.

Youth receive haircuts during a past Love the Court event.