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File #: 65265    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with Madison Mavericks LLC for use of Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the team’s home games, practices and programs, and to provide mentoring and physical enrichment opportunities for youth through
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2021 In control: Parks Division
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Enactment date: 5/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00344
Title: Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with Madison Mavericks LLC for use of Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the team’s home games, practices and programs, and to provide mentoring and physical enrichment opportunities for youth through the Kids Need Opportunities at Warner program.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Gary Halverson, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. Madison Mavericks Mentoring and City Property Use Resolution.pdf

Fiscal Note

This resolution authorizes a one-year agreement with Madison Mavericks LLC for the team’s use of Warner Park Community Recreation Center and to provide youth programming. The agreement will set forth the terms and conditions upon which the City will allow Mavericks to use portions of Warner Park Community Recreation Center for games, practices and programs and to provide mentoring, coaching and physical enrichment programs.  In addition to the allowing use of gym and meeting space in exchange for providing youth mentoring and programming, the City will pay Mavericks $5,000 that will be used for youth training and employment opportunities related to the programming. These expenses will be recognized in the Parks Division Operating Budget.

 

Title

Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with Madison Mavericks LLC for use of Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the team’s home games, practices and programs, and to provide mentoring and physical enrichment opportunities for youth through the Kids Need Opportunities at Warner program.

 

Body

WHEREAS, the City is the owner of certain park facilities in the City of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, known as Warner Park Community Recreation Center, located at 1625 Northport Drive in Madison, and certain equipment used for recreational programming, including gymnasium facilities (“gym”); and,

 

WHEREAS, The Warner Park Community Recreation Center's mission is to provide a gathering place that provides innovative growth and enrichment opportunities for the Madison community and connects people of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds; and,

 

WHEREAS, in 2019, the City in partnership with Madison Parks Foundation established the Kids Need Opportunities at Warner (KNOW) program in partnership with the Madison Parks Foundation (MPF) to provide meaningful opportunities for teens and families to engage in free or low-cost programming at the WPCRC.  The KNOW program consists of Family Fun Night (FFN), Teen Night, and the Spring Break-A-Away 3ON3 Basketball Tournament Series.The Initial Agreement benefitted the City by providing a greater level of service than the Parks Division was able to provide; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mavericks is an organization, based in Madison, that is recognized by the Official Basketball Association (OBA) League as a semi-professional basketball franchise committed to being visible community leaders in the Madison area and role models for the youth through outreach programs and building tomorrow’s leaders by inspiring leadership and athletic excellence; and,

 

WHEREAS, The Mavericks are able to provide mentoring opportunities, provide coaching resources for youth basketball activities, and are seeking to utilize WPCRC as location for home gym; and, 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to enter into a Mentoring and Use Agreement with Madison Mavericks LLC, to use portions of Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the team’s home games, practices and programs and to provide mentoring and physical enrichment opportunities for youth through the Kids Need Opportunities at Warner Program, in a format that is approved by the City Attorney and the Risk Manager; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Parks is delegated the authority to act on behalf of the City as set forth in the Agreement.