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Altoona Basketball Court Honors Cove Native

Re-dedication of the Donald E. Witherspoon Memorial Basketball Court in Altoona took place on August 24.

Witherspoon, a lifetime member of Blair County NAACP and longtime president, was born in Roaring Spring and graduated from Claysburg-Kimmel High School. He passed away on Dec. 26, 2020.

The court was originally revitalized in 2011 under Witherspoon's leadership. Last year, the first dedication was held, and the court was renamed in his honor. This year, the re-dedication brings with it a new plaque bearing Witherspoon's name on display outside of the court. Now, Witherspoon's passion for th...


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