Bay Rockets team up to paint Village Project

The Bay Rockets basketball team not only dominates the paint on the court, they also wield a pretty mean paintbrush in service of others.

The varsity boys started out the new year right by giving the headquarters of the Village Project a fresh new coat of interior paint. The idea to help out VP was theirs. Team captain Jack Jelen had approached Village Project Executive Director Barb Harrell, volunteering the team to assist the organization in some way. She suggested painting the offices.

On the first Saturday in January, Jack and his basketball teammates took it from there. They were supervised by Michael Murray, Ted Bradfield and Ryan Ault from Lakewood’s Textbook Painting. Sherwin-Williams donated the paint.

The team’s commitment and effort very much impressed Textbook Painting’s owner, Michael Murray. “Jack Jelen is a senior on the team, and he is the one who I worked with to organize everything. He deserves the most credit for this. Their head coach, Jared Shetzer, and pretty much the entire team was also there.”

The Village Project is very pleased with the gleaming new walls at their headquarters.

“The painting looks phenomenal! We are so grateful to all involved," Barb said. "This is a great example of community coming together to accomplish an awesome result.”

Diane Frye

I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:37 AM, 01.24.2017