Renovations to the basketball courts at Utica's Seymour and Quinn Playgrounds will be funded by the Jim and Julie Boeheim and Carmelo Anthony Foundations.

Boeheim says they're excited to bring their Courts 4 Kids program to Utica.

The Syracuse University basketball coach says it's their first court project outside the Syracuse-area.

The Foundations will assess the courts over the coming months and renovations will begin next spring.

“This is a very exciting day in the City of Utica,” Mayor Robert Palmieri said.  “It is a true honor and privilege to welcome Coach Boeheim to Utica.  We thank the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation and the Carmelo Anthony Foundation for investing in Utica and enhancing the quality of life in our City.”