Frank "Rocky" Graciano was a San Diego fireman who volunteered as a youth sports coach for whatever sport was in season. Rocky's only pay for the long hours he spent coaching kids year-round was gasoline money. He taught Bill Walton and hundreds of other kids in San Diego the basics of basketball at Colina Del Sol Park. In the summer of 2021, the courts will officially be dedicated in honor of Rocky's legacy. Thank you to Bill Walton, Project Backboard, the National Basketball Retired Players Association, the Farrell Family Foundation, and Enlighting LED for making the Colina Del Sol Park court renovation, including complete resurfacing, new basketball hoops, and LED lighting upgrades, possible.
Five-Star has partnered with Project Backboard and is committed to refurbishing 20 courts over the next 10 years around the country. The Colina Del Sol park renovation marks the second successful refurbishment within this initiative. Stay tuned for Five-Star and Project Backboard's next celebration of basketball by giving back to those who love the game!