About Us

Our Mission

The Friends of the John T. Wright Arena was founded by residents of Englewood’s four wards to provide fundraising assistance and support for community programs, as well as, to ensure the Arena fulfills its original promise as a source of pride and unity. The Mission of the Friends of the John T. Wright Arena is to preserve the facility and serve as a resource and advocacy group on behalf of the public to ensure that the Arena has the resources, guidance, programming and ability to fulfill its vision as a place of recreation for the entire Englewood community.






Our Leadership

Lisa Wisotsky

Deiadre (Dee) Helm

Harley Ungar



Ralph Abecassis
David Abramovitz
LaKreisha Jean
Gary Lieberman
Angelique Phillips
Bruce Prince
Henry Pruitt III
Ruth Sorbanelli
Theresa L. Thomas