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DOOLITTLE Community Center

August 9, 2010 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Community

By Charles Tureaud

One of the busiest hubs of activity in the historic West Las Vegas community, the Doolittle Community Center is perhaps the most essential facility of its kind in the city, providing recreation to youths at affordable rates and offering scholarship programs for those in need.

Jarieon Glenn, Dee Dee Newell, Brittney Burnetta, Carl Johnson and Khaleo Jones at the pool.

With its daily basketball games renowned worldwide as a proving ground for NBA-level talent, this first-class oasis in the desert also offers swimming for all ages in a refurbished Olympic-size pool, a modernized game room, training programs and summer day camps. For more information about the Doolittle Community Center, go to

Doolittle sign.

Raised in the community surrounding the building that has stood at 900 W. Lake Mead Blvd. for more than 30 years, Doolittle Director Phil Thompson remembers coming to the center as a child. For him, as it is for many youths today, the city-owned and -operated facility was a home away from home.

“I grew up in the housing projects of West Las Vegas, and I know what it is like when you don’t have the financial backing to participate in sporting activities,” said Thompson, who has worked for the city for more than 25 years.

“The staff at Doolittle is diverse, and we take great pride in giving back to our great community

Doolittle Center Director Phil Thompson.

and offering encouragement to our youth and senior citizen residents. We want the community to know that the Doolittle Community Center is a beautiful place and we care about everyone who enters our doors. If you want to excel, and instill heart and determination to win in life, the Doolittle Community Center is for you and the entire family.”

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