Welcome to "The Wood"
Now former Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Woodson has a basketball park dedicated in his name. Welcome to “the Wood”
Vice Chairman William “Bill” Edwards, Former Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks Mike Woodson and Commissioner Robb Pitts, dedicated the “Wood” basketball court at Cliftondale Park in South Fulton earlier this month.
Residents came out in numbers to share in the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly remodeled court. They also met the man behind the project. Thanks to the generosity of former Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Mike Woodson, and after months of hard work, the court has a totally new look. It has a smoother playing surface, new basketball goals, back-boards and new fencing. In an expression of gratitude for Coach Woodson’s generosity, Vice Chairman William “Bill” Edwards presented him with a proclamation and a basketball signed by employees in South Fulton.
Basketball players from West Lake High School came out to the ribbon cutting to support the project and to experience the court first hand. They participated with other kids from the community in free-throw and half court shoot-out contests.
Woodson said he loves South Fulton and the Cliftondale Community. He thanked Vice Chairman Edwards for supporting the project and encouraging the kids. “Basketball was an outlet for me and this court will be an escape as well for kids in our community. They can come here and feel safe and enjoy the game of basketball.”