Connecticut Sun and Revitalize Washington Park Basketball Courts

— Court Revitalization Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 12 —

Uncasville, CT (July 2, 2024) – The Connecticut Sun announced today its plans to revitalize two basketball courts at Washington Park in Groton, Conn., in partnership with BlueForge Alliance and the platform that serves to energize and elevate maritime manufacturing careers. The Connecticut Sun will be hosting a court revitalization ceremony taking place during’s Fan Fest at Washington Park Friday, July 12. Construction of the new courts is scheduled to begin in September 2024.

“Groton is not only an incredible place to live and work, it’s also home to our shipbuilding partner, General Dynamics Electric Boat. We are proud to join our friends at the Sun in this effort to add to the legacy of Washington Park bringing the community together,” said Kiley Wren, chief executive and co-founder, BlueForge Alliance. “Connecticut is known for its skilled trades and its basketball, and we look forward to seeing all of the present and future stars competing on these courts for years to come.”

The ceremony, which is set to start at 6:00 PM, will feature a ribbon cutting to commemorate the court revitalization, as well as remarks from Groton mayor Keith Hedrick, Connecticut Sun president Jen Rizzotti, corporate leadership from General Dynamics Electric Boat, representatives from BlueForge Alliance, and leadership from the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base.

In addition to the ceremony, the fan fest will feature a Connecticut Sun booth where fans can expect merchandise giveaways; a chance to win courtside seats to the Sun’s game against the Phoenix Mercury on July 14; a special appearance from Sun guards Moriah Jefferson and Rachel Banham, who will participate in the festivities from 7:00-8:00 PM, signing autographs and taking photos; a booth; live music; and food trucks.

“We are so thrilled to be able to impact our local community and the next generation of basketball players in Connecticut in this way. A lot of our players started their basketball journeys outside at their local parks, so having the opportunity to support our community in such a tangible and long-lasting way is incredibly special. We are so grateful to have partners like BlueForge Alliance, owners of, who enable us to do this kind of work, and we hope this is just the beginning.” – Morgan Tuck, Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager


BlueForge Alliance is a nonprofit, neutral integrator that supports the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base initiatives and efforts to strengthen and sustain the maritime manufacturing sector. BFA is a critical partner in the SIB’s mission to ensure industry has the capability, capacity, and resilience to build and maintain America’s next generation of undersea platforms. The organization’s team of experts in a variety of disciplines focus on addressing critical workforce, technology, and supplier development needs. BFA is headquartered in Bryan/College Station, Texas. For more information, visit


Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX.