Play With Purpose Week by 19nine

19nine Brings Local Investment to Evansville, Indiana through the “Play with Purpose” Campaign 

A week of giving culminates with two community building events including renovating a public basketball court in Evansville and hosting a Back to School Event benefiting the EVSC Evansville, IN - 19nine today announced its’ “Play with Purpose” campaign, a weeklong celebration of nonprofits that use sports as a platform for positive impact.  “We have been honored to partner with several great nonprofits through the “Play with Purpose” fund, and it is exciting to bring investment back to our home in Evansville” said Josh Barnett, Co-Founder and Vice President of 19nine. On Friday, July 28th 19nine, Project Backboard and Five-Star will celebrate by hosting a court dedication at the Fulton Ave. Court located at the intersection between Franklin St. and Fulton Ave. on Evansville's westside.

The court has been completely refurbished with the help of multiple local companies and will be decorated with custom artwork from local artist Matt Breivogel.  The court dedication will run from 3pm until 7pm and will feature a free youth skills camp hosted by the EVSC HS coaches, open runs and live music.  The first 100 youth campers will receive a complimentary t-shirt at the event and local residents can show their support through the purchase of commemorative 19nine t-shirt available for a limited time only. Following the court dedication, 19nine is hosting a Back to School event benefiting the EVSC with a pop-up retail location located at Central High School.  

During the EVSC Back to School Event students will be able to purchase discounted collegiate apparel to support the EVSC School days, which allows students to wear collegiate apparel on Fridays throughout the school year. To support the Play with Purpose cause and raise money for future initiatives, 19nine is donating a portion of all proceeds during the week of July 24, 2023 to the Play with Purpose Donor-Advised Fund.