Nov. 8 2018 11:24 AM

Sheridan Landscaping constructs basketball court on behalf of the foundation

Sheridan Landscaping, a hardscape, landscape and grounds maintenance company based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is donating a basketball court to a child with a critical illness on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Owner Matt Sheridan says the company originally became involved in the project when one of its vendors recommended them to Make-A-Wish. Sheridan Landscaping did the excavation and concrete work to create the basketball dream court.

Constructed at the child's home, the court will be presented to the child during a special ceremony which will be attended by Sheridan Landscaping staff, including Sheridan and his family, as well as professional basketball players from the Boston Celtics, who will meet with the child.

Sheridan says he agreed to the project without question and made it a personal priority. "I managed this project personally. It's just one of those things — we've got so much going on, but this is something you don't say 'no' to," says Sheridan. "You make it a priority and you get it done. We all wanted to make the child's day and fulfill their dream.”

Sheridan says that playing a part in fulfilling the child's wish was a meaningful experience for them, and that they intend to do many future hardscape projects for the foundation, including additional basketball courts.

Sheridan says, "Now that we've done this project, we can't wait to work with Make-A-Wish again. We have a few more projects in the works with them all over the state. There are more kids that want dream courts, and we're happy to provide them."