What does Paint the World a Better Place mean?
Drip & Roll Courts Inc. was incorporated in Spring 2020 to accomplish exactly this- We paint large-scale murals on basketball courts. Once we the paint dries, we aim to bring the community together to play a competitive yet social game!
Back in 2019, we found a few articles online that talked about how local authorities were removing basketball court nets to control crime in their neighbourhoods. After taking a trip around Calgary and finding a lot of our own courts not being maintained (i.e. ripped nets, cracked pavement, faded lines, etc…), we saw an opportunity to promote basketball's social benefits and bring outdoor courts back to life! What better way to show some love for the game than by adding massive murals onto the very ground basketball is played on?
Throughout 2019, we began painting courts and we saw first hand what court murals could do. Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It's community stretches to all corners of the globe and it's great at bringing people together. Calgary has always emphasized a need for key societal benefits that increase the quality of life, quality of place and builds stronger community. The intersection of basketball and art will do just that.
We will put Calgary on the map for its welcoming and unique basketball courts.
After that, the world.
It's our mission to connect people on and off the court.
We must come together to re-imagine and strengthen our ability to connect with one another. Building strong and diverse connections is a key pillar of what we believe in at Drip & Roll. By hand-painting basketball courts, we encourage the formation of relationships while helping people express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.
Drip & Roll is a team of local artists that have worked on court projects both domestically and internationally. Painting murals on courts is our way of inviting people of all ages, backgrounds and socioeconomic status to play, socialize and grow together.
With your help we can...
Paint the world a better place.
- Lyndon & Paolo