What started as a campaign effort in 2013, to give something worthwhile to the community instead of putting up yard signs, Hoops Dayton brought the sorry state of our public basketball courts front and center.

In 2014, Esrati continued to hang nets, clean up courts and spread the green nets to all points of Dayton, further pointing out that our courts were pathetic. The Dayton City Commission recognized that they were being embarrassed, and committed a million dollars to improvements over two years. New courts were built at Burkham Park, Princeton Rec and new backboards, rims and poles started appearing elsewhere.

David Esrati is still putting green nets on rims across the city, public, private- as long as they are accessible to the kids. Call 985-1312 and leave a message with an address, and usually a green net will be delivered and hung within a week.