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WCCO Radio | V3 Sports Center a ‘transformational opportunity’ for Near North community

Jayland Baker has big dreams for himself and for the community he calls home in North Minneapolis. Baker, 16, is set to begin his junior year of high school at Minneapolis North and says many of his personal dreams revolve around sports. “North Minneapolis is real fun in the summer especially because everyone knows each

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KARE 11 | Pieces of pool from Olympic Trials arrive in north Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Athletics played a key role in Malik Rucker’s early life.  The north Minneapolis native starred on the football field for Robbinsdale Cooper and, following his high school graduation in 2013, played defensive back at Iowa and Western Michigan. But his path to a Division I scholarship didn’t come without challenges. “As a former

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | V3 Sports taps LSE Architects to design facility housing Olympic-size pool

V3 Sports, the Minneapolis nonprofit that promotes community athletics, has tapped LSE Architects to design its planned facility featuring an Olympic-size pool. V3 Center would stand at the corner of Plymouth and Lyndale avenues north in Minneapolis and house a 50-meter U.S. Olympic swimming-trials pool, 25-yard instructional pool, fitness center and business storefronts. V3 hopes

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KSTP | Olympic pool coming to north Minneapolis; organization working to reduce drownings

With the hot weather, more families will be getting in lakes and swimming pools to cool off. That’s also leading a nonprofit to work to stop drownings. By the beginning of next month, a world-class Olympic trials swimming pool will arrive in north Minneapolis. “I’m amazed … this is big for Minneapolis,” said Malik Rucker,

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WHO-TV | Olympic pool will get a second life in Minnesota neighborhood after Omaha Trials

OMAHA, Nebraska — USA Swimming has plenty of star power, but there is one thing the team admits is missing: diversity. To combat that, the governing body of the sport created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council in September 2020. The sport hopes to encourage more diversity in the sport by finding a fitting new

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