NBA Skills Trainer Chris Brickley and the Lids Foundation Restore New Hampshire Basketball Court

PUMA ambassador and NBA skills trainer Chris Brickley has partnered with the Lids Foundation to renovate his hometown basketball court at Wolfe Park in Manchester, New Hampshire.

This is a full circle moment for Brickley as the Wolfe Park court is where he fell in love with Basketball and honed his skills as an athlete. It was the long hours spent here that led Brickley to the courts of the University of Louisville, and later on to the NBA hardwood as he trains some of the league’s most elite athletes including LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and many more.

The idea to renovate the court came to fruition in March 2022, with a collaborative effort between Brickley, the Lids Foundation, and his other partners, PUMA and BodyArmour. The renovation aims to revamp the entire court, from the pavement to the baskets, backboards, and paint.

It has been amazing to partner with Lids and the Lids Foundation on a project that touches me deeply and gives back to a community that fostered my growth.

I spent countless hours  training on this court to develop the skills that I now share with athletes and fans – my hope is that this  space can now become a home to others determined to reach their goals both on and off the court.

-Chris Brickley

The revamped Wolfe Park Court, now known as the Chris Brickley Court, was inspired by the Chris Brickley x PUMA Rise Nitro, which released late last year. The sneaker lends it colorway to the basketball court with shades of light blue, teal, white, and pops of red. Bird’s-eye view shows a special message saying, “BRICKLEY BELIEVES THE WORLD IS YOURS.”

Working with Chris Brickley and partners on this transformative project has been an absolute honor.

The Wolfe Park court has been a staple in the Manchester community for years and  we have no doubt that the refurbished court will be appreciated by everyone.

-Lawrence Berger, co-founder and partner at Ames Watson, the owner of Lids, and the chairman of  FanzzLids Holdings.

The Lids Foundation is dedicated to providing direct support to local communities in the United States and Canada, as well as various charitable organizations that promote active, healthy, and productive lifestyles for individuals of all ages.

To celebrate the unveiling, Chris Brickley and Lids are launching a pair of shorts that will be  available exclusively for purchase starting on July 21 at and select Lids Hat Drop locations. 

For those that would like to visit the Chris Brickley Basketball Court, head to Wolfe Park on Harvell Road in Manchester, New Hampshire. Take a look at the court below and follow @NiceKicks on Instagram.

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