Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
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At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of Sacramento, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
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Report: Kings acquire center Filip Petrusev in trade with Clippers originally appeared on ...
Report: Kings acquire center Filip Petrusev in trade with Clippers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The Kings added more center depth to their roster on Wednesday.
Sacramento acquired Serbian big man Filip Petrušev and cash in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday afternoon, citing sources.
The Clippers are trading center Filip Petrusev and cash to the Kings, sources tell ESPN. Petrusev arrived from Philadelphia in the James Harden deal and Kings will get a chance to evaluate the 23-year-old and see if he has a future there.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 1, 2023
Petrušev just touched base in SoCal on Tuesday after the blockbuster trade that granted NBA star James Harden's wish and sent him from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Petrušev was selected with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft by the 76ers and officially signed with the team in 2023. The 6-foot-11 center made his NBA debut on Oct. 29 -- which ended up being his only game with Philadelphia -- and grabbed one rebound in just under three minutes.
NBC Bay Area Responds got a front-row seat to an eye-opening display of the power of a wildfire -- to destroy your home. Firefighters, engineers, and insurance companies are hoping the display inspires you to reduce your fire risk -- and helps you keep your home insurance.There’s no Red Flag Warning. Still, a raging fire is devouring a makeshift house. It’s engulfed in flames. And yet, Cal Fire crews standing feet away are not...
NBC Bay Area Responds got a front-row seat to an eye-opening display of the power of a wildfire -- to destroy your home. Firefighters, engineers, and insurance companies are hoping the display inspires you to reduce your fire risk -- and helps you keep your home insurance.
There’s no Red Flag Warning. Still, a raging fire is devouring a makeshift house. It’s engulfed in flames. And yet, Cal Fire crews standing feet away are not rushing in to douse it. Today, they’re bystanders.
To explain why, let’s rewind about 12 minutes.
This is “The Brickyard,” a Sacramento fire training facility. Our visit to “The Brickyard” might change the look of your front and back yards.
Anne Cope, Ph.D. is part of a consortium of building engineers, fire professionals, and insurance groups that built two microcosm homes side-by-side. Their goal is to burn them. Well, one of them.
The point here is that the “wildfire-prepared” house on the right was doing things right: fire-resistant siding, defensible space, sealed eaves, a metal fence where it meets the house, and no plants next to the walls.
“Everything within these first 5 feet is non-combustible,” noted Cope, who is with the Institute for Building and Home Safety.
The house on the left, however, is left to burn intentionally. It has traditional, easily combustible wood siding, common mulch touching the siding, an old-school wooden fence, shrubs right up against the wall, and open eaves.
“So, if anything is burning underneath them, all that heat is going to go into the structural pieces,” Cope said.
Like the roof.
After a short introduction, firefighters simultaneously light tiny flames at both houses.
Within about 12 minutes, a smoky, roaring, and unmistakable difference.
The fire on the left burned so hot, so fast, it temporarily overheated our cameras -- even though we were several yards away. The house collapsed while our cameras were cooling.
Engineers knew exactly how this would go down. Literally. They knew the house on the right would survive because they’d done this demo in a lab and written research papers. Now, they’re taking this dramatic display on the road -- for you.
“It’s one thing to be able to read about the best practices,” said California Fire Marshal Daniel Berlant.
“It’s another thing to see it,” he continued. “And so, we wanted to bring it to California residents and let them see it for themselves.”
“Myself, I’ve had two fires in the past three years,” Berlant said.
One thing about this controlled burn surprised us. A shrub in front of the house on the left.
“We think, ‘They’re green which means they’re alive. We’re watering them, so they should be able to resist fire.’ But that’s not the case,” Berlant continued.
The demonstration proved that point. The green shrub ignited. It burned up the fence, then burned down the house. Berlant says you should learn from this live fire exercise: move all vegetation at least 5 feet from your home -- even if heirloom plants have been rooted close by for years or decades.
“We realize that’s not going to be easy, but the science shows us that those first 5 feet are so critical,” Berlant said.
Before the fire, Anne Cope called it while giving us a tour of the two homes.
“Even though this plant is beautiful, healthy, and green, it will absolutely ignite,” she said.
In fact, all the lush plants burned.
“The science is right,” said Karen Collins with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, which represents the insurance companies that insure our homes.
Some insurance companies are leaving California, others are dropping customers in higher-risk fire zones, or raising premiums. They blame big losses and seemingly non-stop fires.
Collins says if homeowners collectively embrace the lessons learned here and reduce risk, more insurance companies might resume offering home policies in California.
“We can be more resilient to wildfires,” Collins said. “And together, individual homes, at community scale, we can meaningfully reduce our losses which can positively impact the insurance market in California.”
At the end of the day, the “wildfire prepared” home on the right was so unscathed that firefighters can re-use it -- and the big sign on top of it.
Fire Marshal Berlant told us California will require contractors to build and landscape new homes like this one. He says you should do the same with your home no matter how old it is.
“It’s not just something we’re advising people to do. It makes a difference -- whether this home or your home - is destroyed when a wildfire does occur,” Berlant said.
Bibby will Join Kyle Draper, Matt Barnes and Morgan Ragan in NBC Sports California Pre- and Postgame DutiesMark Jones, Kayte Christensen and Kyle Draper Return this Season to Call the GamesGame Coverage to Continue to Feature Gary “G-Man” Gerould on Sactown SportsToday, the Sacramento Kings announced the addition of Kings legend Mike Bibby to the NBC Sports California pre- and postgame broadcast team as an analyst. Bibby, who will make his debut in Wednesday’s coverage, will provide commentary along...
Bibby will Join Kyle Draper, Matt Barnes and Morgan Ragan in NBC Sports California Pre- and Postgame DutiesMark Jones, Kayte Christensen and Kyle Draper Return this Season to Call the GamesGame Coverage to Continue to Feature Gary “G-Man” Gerould on Sactown Sports
Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the addition of Kings legend Mike Bibby to the NBC Sports California pre- and postgame broadcast team as an analyst. Bibby, who will make his debut in Wednesday’s coverage, will provide commentary alongside hosts Kyle Draper and Morgan Ragan and analyst Matt Barnes, and complement the game call by Kings play-by-play announcer Mark Jones and Kyle Draper and TV game analyst Kayte Christensen on NBC Sports California beginning with the 2023-24 season.
Mike Bibby spent 14 years in the NBA, seven of which were with the Sacramento Kings where he was part of the dynamic duo with teammate Chris Webber (other teams included Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks). In Kings franchise history, he ranks fourth in 3-pointers made (775), fifth in assists (2,580), sixth in steals (584) and 13th in points (8,384), field goals made (3,008) and games played (476). Bibby was drafted second overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1998 and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He played for the Arizona Wildcats and helped his team win the 1997 NCAA Championship.
As the official television partner of the Kings, NBC Sports California delivers exclusive, regional coverage of all non-nationally exclusive Kings games, including live gameday shows “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live.” Authenticated subscribers can live stream NBC Sports California’s live coverage of the Kings on NBCSportsCalifornia.com, the NBC Sports app and the Sacramento Kings app. NBC Sports California also offers complete Kings coverage on its digital and social media channels, including exclusive video analysis and commentary from Barnes, Bibby, Ragan and multiplatform contributor Deuce Mason; live game highlights and content on the NBCSKings X account, and daily articles from the network’s dedicated team of digital reporters.
In addition, Kings coverage will continue to air on Sactown Sports with fan favorite Gary “G-Man” Gerould. Following a season that marked his 3,000th Sacramento Kings game call, fans can catch G-Man on Sactown Sports (AM 1140), livestreamed on SactownSports.com and via the Sacramento Kings app every game this season. Fans can tune into Sactown Sports to listen to the Kings pre- and postgame shows with Jason Ross and Henry “The High Flyer” Turner all season long.
Two former members of the Sacramento Kings dance group are suing the NBA team claiming they were harassed by a choreographer and not selected to return this season after reporting concerns about his conduct.Matthew Day, the choreographer, is also named as a defendant in the case, which was filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court. In an interview he called the allegations “lies.”The dancers bringing the case are not named. One of the women, who joined the group in August of last year, claimed Day inappropriately t...
Two former members of the Sacramento Kings dance group are suing the NBA team claiming they were harassed by a choreographer and not selected to return this season after reporting concerns about his conduct.
Matthew Day, the choreographer, is also named as a defendant in the case, which was filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court. In an interview he called the allegations “lies.”
The dancers bringing the case are not named. One of the women, who joined the group in August of last year, claimed Day inappropriately touched other dancers. According to the filing, she feared Day would do the same to her. She alleges she reported the concerns to the Kings’ human resources department, but troubling conduct continued.
Later, the dancer said Day sent her messages on Instagram inviting her to his private dance practice. She said she told her coach about the invitation and that she was unconformable Day was filming dancers during practice.
The other dancer, who also joined the team last year, said Day would constantly call her “love” and that he wanted to use her photos to “book her a job” outside the Kings. The dancer said she complained to her coach, who forwarded the concerns to the human resources department. She alleges no action was taken in response.
Day, in the interview, claimed the job was to be part of a group of dancers performing at the birthday party for a person in their 90s.
“All of this is false,” he said.
In a statement, the Kings said: “We take all allegations of harassment seriously. The organization does not comment on active litigation.”
Both dancers said in the lawsuit they attended auditions for this year’s season and that Day was a judge. One of the women said she was not allowed to modify a part of the try out despite having a disability, which she believes the judges were aware of.
Neither woman made the team. Both said in the court filing they believe they were not selected in retaliation for complaining about Day.
“There was no retaliation against anybody for any reason,” Day said.
The suit seeks unspecified damages including unpaid wages and loss of earnings, as well as damages related to emotional stress.
This story was originally published October 31, 2023, 1:12 PM.
The Sacramento Kings allegedly retaliated against two former members of their dance troupe after they accused the team's choreographer of sexual harassment, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.The dancers, who filed as Jane Doe 1 and 2 in Sacramento County, California, Superior Court, said that their complaints about Matthew Day were not addressed and that they were both not invited back to this season's squad.The suit names the Kings and Day as defendants.Doe 1 reported her claims to the team's human resources departme...
The Sacramento Kings allegedly retaliated against two former members of their dance troupe after they accused the team's choreographer of sexual harassment, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The dancers, who filed as Jane Doe 1 and 2 in Sacramento County, California, Superior Court, said that their complaints about Matthew Day were not addressed and that they were both not invited back to this season's squad.
The suit names the Kings and Day as defendants.
Doe 1 reported her claims to the team's human resources department, while Doe 2 made a complaint to dance team coach Kristina Marquez, who forwarded it to human resources, according to the lawsuit.
Doe 1 said that she saw Day "inappropriately touching other dancers" and that he "would place his hands near or on their bottom of the dancers' backs, near or on their buttocks."
Day denied having ever sexually harassed any dancer.
He did recall one practice when he had dancers doing a "meditative" routine.
"I walked around and I adjusted peoples' stretches, 'So move your foot here, push down this way,' just like any other dance instructor would do, in any other time, in any other place," Day said Tuesday.
"And then at some point, somehow, somebody decided that I was a threat and decided they wanted to try to weaponize that against me," he said.
Doe 2 said that she had told Day she wasn't interested in his offers to get her a job outside the Kings organization but that he went on to send pictures of her "to a third-party promotions company without her consent," the lawsuit says.
Day declined to say whether he forwarded pictures of a dancer without her permission.
He also characterized his role with the Kings as an outside consultant rather than as a choreographer.
He said the team asked him to offer advice about how to make the dance troupe a "more professional space" that would lead to more "professional opportunities" for dancers.
Both women claim in the civil suit that they were not selected for the 2023-24 squad in "retaliation for" their "complaints about" Day.
The Kings said in a statement: “While we have not been served, we are aware of the recent filing. We take all allegations of harassment seriously. The organization does not comment on active litigation.”
Day said that the dance team has a new coach and that he's no longer involved with the troupe.
"They have the ball rolling with the new coach, and she's doing a phenomenal job," he said.
The plaintiffs’ attorney, Ron Zambrano, said the situation was "an absolutely stunning case of management at the Sacramento Kings turning a blind eye to Day’s lecherous and illegal behavior."
Day vehemently denied he made any sexual advances toward dancers or acted unprofessionally on the job.
“That’s absolutely insane; that's crazy," he said. “I did not do anything of the sort."
Diana Dasrath reported from Los Angeles and David K. Li from New York City.
Diana Dasrath is entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms.
David K. Li is a senior breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.
Madelyn Urabe contributed.
Fair weather is set to stick around this week but the weekend is looking wet in Northern California, according to our weather team. Here's what to expect.There will be occasional clouds through the rest of the week and mild temperatures. Highs will peak in the low to mid-70s through Friday.Friday will be a partly to mostly cloudy day as the changes begin to arrive.“Don’t expect Friday will be wet, but the forecast can change,” Meteorologist Tamara Berg said. “Most of the rain will hold off the coa...
Fair weather is set to stick around this week but the weekend is looking wet in Northern California, according to our weather team. Here's what to expect.
There will be occasional clouds through the rest of the week and mild temperatures. Highs will peak in the low to mid-70s through Friday.
Friday will be a partly to mostly cloudy day as the changes begin to arrive.
“Don’t expect Friday will be wet, but the forecast can change,” Meteorologist Tamara Berg said. “Most of the rain will hold off the coast or go further to the north.”
That means you should be in great shape if you have Friday plans, Berg said.
Rain across the Sacramento region arrives Friday evening into early Saturday. It looks to be a steady, light rain throughout the day with the heavier rain pivoting off toward the north.
Places like Grass Valley could see a good soaking rain, while Modesto sees very little, according to Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan.
Snow levels will be high at elevations above 9,000 feet.
Showers look to linger into Sunday off and on. Monday could also have a few showers.
There is another chance of rain on Tuesday, which could bring snow to Sierra passes.
As far as timing and amounts go, we will sort it all out over the next few days.
--KCRA 3's Daniel Macht contributed to this story.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have faced the Northern California rival Sacramento Kings 11 times in their last 17 games including preseason matchups.“That’s probably never happened in the history of the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Klay Thompson hit a 17-footer with less than a second remaining and the Warriors held off a second-half flurry by Sacramento for a 102-101 win Wednesday night.Domantas Sabonis put the Kings ahead moments earlier on a jumper with 16 seconds to pl...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have faced the Northern California rival Sacramento Kings 11 times in their last 17 games including preseason matchups.
“That’s probably never happened in the history of the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Klay Thompson hit a 17-footer with less than a second remaining and the Warriors held off a second-half flurry by Sacramento for a 102-101 win Wednesday night.
Domantas Sabonis put the Kings ahead moments earlier on a jumper with 16 seconds to play after Stephen Curry’s layup just before in a wild final minute. Curry scored with 33 seconds left following a 24-second violation by Sacramento that gave Golden State the ball for another chance with 38.4 seconds left trailing 99-98.
Curry also made a 3-pointer at the 4:02 mark before Chris Paul’s steal helped set up another scoring possession.
Curry scored 21 points and added four 3-pointers to take his NBA-leading total to 28 on a night the Kings missed leading scorer De’Aaron Fox because of a sprained right ankle suffered Sunday against the Lakers.
It wasn’t quite the domination Curry has shown the past two times against the Kings. He scored 41 as Golden State won 122-114 in Sacramento on Friday night in a rematch of a thrilling first-round playoff series won by the Warriors in seven games — he had 50 in Game 7.
The Warriors have won seven straight at home in the series with a Kings team coached by former top assistant Mike Brown.
Dario Saric contributed key minutes on both ends for the Warriors and finished with 15 points and six rebounds, often making it difficult for Sabonis driving in the paint. The Sacramento star had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
“Dario was a huge pick up for us, a guy who can flat out play,” Kerr said. “He was fantastic tonight.”
On one timely 3-pointer early in the fourth, Saric hit from long range off a pretty pass by Paul — who had eight assists 18 years after making his NBA on Nov. 1 against the Kings for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.
Saric and Paul clicked as Phoenix teammates, too, so Saric stayed ready knowing the ball would come from Paul and he would “make me look good.”
“Today I cleared my mind and stayed positive the whole game,” Saric said.
Fans of both teams were treated to a back-and-forth battle during Golden State’s quick visit home between road games played in New Orleans on Monday night and at Oklahoma City on Friday — eight games in eight cities over 13 days that Kerr said “makes zero sense.”
“It’s huge,” Draymond Green said of finding a way to win this one before hitting the road again. “Everything was stacked against us.”
Kings: At Houston on Saturday and Monday.
Warriors: At Oklahoma City on Friday in the in-season tournament.
As the Kings look to build off last season's success in 2023-24, they're making sure to have a similar impact off the court, too.Over the weekend, the Kings dedicated a basketball court to the Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center in Sacramento. Third-year guard Davi...
As the Kings look to build off last season's success in 2023-24, they're making sure to have a similar impact off the court, too.
Over the weekend, the Kings dedicated a basketball court to the Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center in Sacramento. Third-year guard Davion Mitchell and rookie Colby Jones were in attendance, along with team president John Rinehart. It was the 17th court refurbishment done in the Sacramento region.
"First, I want to start by thanking everybody at the Valley Hi Community Center," Rinehart said. "The work that you do here for the community, providing a place for our youth to spend their time and just grow as individuals and be the next generation of people that we're going to have in our community. So it's really great."
The Sacramento Kings Foundation partnered with Kaiser Permanente to bring the court to life, which originally was created by the Kings and Kaiser Permanente in 2014, and has since been refurbished and refreshed with a new black and grey color scheme and the Kings fan-favorite script logo.
In 2010, the Mack Road Partnership was established to focus on safety/security, economic development, marketing, advocacy and beautification projects. Since then, the Mack Road Partnership has remodeled the community center to host a variety of classes, a farmer’s market, sports activities, a free meal program and a place for positive interactions with Sacramento law enforcement.
"With the Kings, [owner] Vivek [Ranadivé] has always said that we need to be much bigger than basketball," Rinehart continued. "We have to be good students of our community and one of those things is to give back to the community in a positive way. And days like this where we have these beautiful courts where our youth can come and play and learn sportsmanship, respect and really just the importance of getting out and being active is something that's so great and something that we're very, very proud of.
"So this day is about the community. We are thrilled and joyed to be out here with the community."
For Mitchell, 25, he shared what it means to him to give back to the community and the importance of having a safe place for young hoopers to play.
He even revealed some of his future goals for his hometown of Hinesville, Georgia.
"It means a lot," Mitchell told NBC Sports California's Kyle Draper. "Especially because that's what I want to do in my area in Hinesville, Georgia. Build a court, or build a gym so I can give back to the community so kids can have somewhere to go to work out and to have the resources to get better at basketball.
"Also just to have fun. It's kind of tough in a smaller city. The recreation centers still have volleyball and things like that. So just trying to do something for the community for the people that want to play basketball."
RANCHO CORDOVA — An iconic building along Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova is in the path of future growth. Now, an effort is underway to save it from the wrecking ball.Generations of families have fond memories of The Mine Shaft."People love this place," said Eric Cannon Wheeler, the manager of Heartstoppers Haunted House Sacramento, which currently occupies the building."It has so much history in our community," said Shelly Blanchard, the executive director for the Cordova Community Council....
RANCHO CORDOVA — An iconic building along Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova is in the path of future growth. Now, an effort is underway to save it from the wrecking ball.
Generations of families have fond memories of The Mine Shaft.
"People love this place," said Eric Cannon Wheeler, the manager of Heartstoppers Haunted House Sacramento, which currently occupies the building.
"It has so much history in our community," said Shelly Blanchard, the executive director for the Cordova Community Council.
The massive three-story cathedral-style building was built in the 1980s.
"There's just enormous wooden beams that kind of remind you of a Tahoe lodge," Blanchard said.
Originally, The Mine Shaft was an entertainment venue with mini-golf and a video arcade.
"A lot of people tell me they got their first kiss at the dances that were held downstairs," Blanchard said.
Today, it's best known as the annual home of the Heartstoppers Haunted House.
The Mine Shaft sits right off of Highway 50, and because of that, the beloved building is about to face a big change.
Rancho Cordova is constructing a new freeway off-ramp there to accommodate growth – and plans for a new street run right through The Mine Shaft property. That means the building has to go.
"When I found out that they were probably going to tear it down, I was like, 'Wait, what? This piece of my childhood, piece of my life that has been so consistent is going away? What?' " Wheeler said.
Now, the city is working with the Cordova Community Council to try and save the structure.
"We're going to pick it up and move it," Blanchard said.
That's right. All 16,000 square feet will be shifted about 200 feet to the east.
"We're not going far, but it's going to be a big move," Blanchard said.
And it comes with a big price tag.
"When it's finished, we'll be a $15 million project," Blanchard said.
The plan also expands the building, offering more space for events like concerts and plays. It's a new future for The Mine Shaft.
"It will be a modern facility," Blanchard said, while still preserving the past.
"Seeing it continue with other kids is going to be really awesome," Wheeler said.
The Rancho Cordova City Council is scheduled to vote on the plan next week. If approved, the big move would begin next year.