Kiki Harris, a three-sport athlete at Dorchester Academy (Dorchester, Mass.), and her track teammates often held their practices in the school's hallways. Sometimes, trash cans would double as their hurdles.
Other sports teams would hit a public park behind the school to hone their skills. The park, though, is located in a high-crime area, making it dangerous for athletes. Especially at night.
But thanks to RISE UP and local businesses, teams at Dorchester Education Complex, which houses Dorchester Academy and TechBoston High School, have to worry no more.
Watch the dramatic makeover tonight on ESPN at 7 p.m.