A special dedication was held Saturday for newly renovated basketball courts in Rochester.
The courts located at Cobb’s Hill Park were named today in honor of beloved radio personality Tony Boler. Boler was a role model to many in and around Rochester. He started working at WDKX in 1991 and was co-host of the Saturday morning “Memory Lane” and the weeknight “Quiet Storm” soul and R&B shows.
Prior to becoming on the air, he was legendary on the basketball courts at Cobb’s Hill- inspiring and encouraging others along the way.
Boler passed away in his sleep in May of 2017. He was just 63-years-old.
“For years and years now, young and old can come here to Tony Boler Courts. They’re upgraded and named in his honor,” says Senator Joe Robach. “People can have fun and really preserve the great memory and all the good deeds Tony Boler did for this community and I really have to say it, he was an intricate part of the Rochester community.”
The new courts were made possible due to $101,000 in grant funding secured by Senator Joe Robach, a good friend of Tony’s both on and off the courts.