On April 27th, 2011 the Joe Lacob basketball court’ was unveiled at Haight Elementary in Alameda. The Good Tidings foundation and the Golden State Warriors teamed up with DRYCO to rebuild the basketball court at the school. Click Here to watch the dedication ceremony.
On July 13, the Good Tidings Foundation, in partnership with the Golden State Warriors teamed up with DRYCO to build two new basketball courts for the Oakland Schools Police’s Together We Can program, where Oakland Police officers mentor and play sports with Oakland youth.
On July 29th, the Good Tidings Foundation and the Oakland Athletics teamed up with DRYCO to create a new wiffle ball / kickball field to go with the playground at the Oakland Schools Police site. This program allows the officers to get involved in the community in a positive way and help build lasting friendships with the youth.
On, May 25, the Good Tidings Foundation, Golden State Warriors and Kaiser Permanente teamed up with DRYCO to renovate two new basketball courts at Mosswood Park in Oakland. Some of the great legends began their journey to the NBA in the park such as Bill Russell, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton and Dwight Gooden. DRYCO refurbished Mosswood’s tennis courts as well, once the basketball courts were completed
One of the hardest things in life is to draw a single straight line, when it comes to striping it’s no different.
After speaking with Rick Flores the Coatings Division Manager at Dryco Construction we found out that there is much more to tennis courts and striping then just painting a straight line. Stripers and tennis court crews are just another name for artists. These types of jobs require craftsmanship, creativity and a lot of patience.
Our striping and tennis court crews have been working an average of 70 hours per week in the summer to do what they do best… provide guidelines for our chaotic world. If it was not for these skillful workers the playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts and indoor arenas that we enjoy would be one big squiggle line mess.
One job we did this past year stood out in particular. It had a finishing touch only an expert could have added. The vibrant colors as shown in the picture above explain it all. This school wanted only a USA map, however after the final product was finished the project manager decided to add the whole world to their playground. This added something more appealing to the eye and brought more imagination for the kids to play on then rather than black asphalt.
Another job that caught our eye was at a Sandbrook Residence in Los Altos. They had a fascination for basketball and wanted something different and unique that you could only find at their house. Our tennis court crew was ready for the challenge. They used a real basketball and matched the colors perfectly to create a life size replica that was hand painted on the key and free throw line of the court. A Dryco employee said “I loved this idea so much that I am getting it painted in my backyard for my daughter, she loves basketball!!”
Although these guys can paint you an everyday white straight line, they aren’t your average stripers. The skills these guys have are amazing! They definitely add a zest to our streets, neighborhoods, shopping centers, and our backyards. One line at a time!!