Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler Antoine Bethea has donated a community basketball court to the City that he credits for making him who he is. “From the grit, the grind, the good, the bad, I embody Newport News. I embody what the people stand for. I feel if it wasn’t for Newport News I wouldn’t be the person who I am today,” said Bethea.
Bethea, a Denbigh High School alumnus, grew up in Newport News, and admits that basketball was his first love. He wants the Antoine Bethea Basketball Court to be a place where kids play and the community he loves can gather.
Funded by the Bethea Family Foundation, the court is built directly behind the Denbigh Community Center and has bleachers, lights and perimeter fencing. He hopes to build similar courts in other areas around his hometown.