Mission statement: Ed and Trudy Rush have a vision for the basketball officiating community. This vision reflects a gathering of Court Club members for the purpose of giving back to those in the game. Court Club Elite Foundation is committed to reaching out to groups who face economic challenges.
In August 2019 Ed and Trudy Rush traveled to Isabela, Puerto Rico to spend time with young student athletes who were very much affected by hurricanes in 2017. The storms with winds reaching 155 miles per hour at times left 80 percent of crop value destroyed, over 60 percent of the island without running water and nearly the entire island without power.
In visiting with the students, it became clear that through massive devastation the island has rallied together in showing incredible support for their neighbors in such a trying time. Though they have made some improvements, the recovery is far from over.
How We Can Help Together
The Court Club Elite Foundation would like to offer the student athletes of Isabela an opportunity to once again enjoy the game they love, while addressing some of their needs that have lacked attention and resources.