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CHS Pics | Last tip-off on Knights of Columbus gym’s home court

There are big changes coming for the 106-year-old Knights of Columbus hall at Harvard and Union. There are small changes, too.

One of those is the end of decades of pick-up basketball that have put the hall’s gymnasium to use on Monday nights. It’s a loose connection of friends and family that some players have been part of from 8th grade into their ’60s. Other players have stayed in the game long enough to set a hard — but loving — pick on their children.

The games aren’t exactly public — somewhere along the way, someone was a member and made the connection for the games — but they aren’t exclusive either.

With the sale of the building and planned “adaptive reuse” and development of the property, the Knights of Columbus, Seattle Council 676 gym is no longer available to the group. It’s a rare kind of space now set to become even rarer. The players can trickle off to fancy private health club gyms or join the scenes around the courts in local parks.

If you know of a court the pickup games can put to use, let CHS know and we’ll pass it along.

Thanks to Lidia Wiens for the information and the pictures


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