200 Garden of Dreams Young People Attend Knicks Season Launch and Open Practice Event
On Sunday, October 15th, over 200 Garden of Dreams young people and families arrived at the arena not for a game or concert – but to cheer on the Knicks in an “open practice” and enjoy their larger season launch event, which also included a celebrity and alumni basketball game.
Out of the hundreds of people that filled the seats, twenty of our biggest and boldest Knicks fans had the opportunity to sit courtside on “Dream Row” and watch the action from the best seats in the house. They each had a custom jersey with their name waiting for them on their chair! That’s not all – they got to high-five, take selfies with, and receive autographs from players, and one lucky young person even got called up by a Knicks player to take some shots from three-point range!
Following a meet-and-greet with players after the open practice, our Garden of Dreams families loved watching their favorite actors, singers, and influencers take the court alongside storied Knicks alumni for a fun-filled celebrity game. To properly ring it in, our young person Izzy performed the National Anthem in front of the entire crowd!
At the end of the game, our young people snapped photos with their favorite celebs, and one even received the sneakers off a beloved TikToker’s feet!
It was an incredible day that our young people won’t soon forget, and we hope it ushered in the best Knicks season yet!