BRONX YOUTH VISIT OBI TOPPIN AT NEW YORK KNICKS TRAINING CENTER
On August 31st, 2022, Fatima and Yagub – two Garden of Dreams young people from partner SCAN-Harbor – headed up to the Knicks training center. Once there, they enjoyed a tour of the facility, found two jerseys customized with their names hanging in the locker room, and of course had a private shoot-around on the court with current player Obi Toppin.
In January, Fatima and Yagub tragically lost their family members and their home in the devastating fire in the Bronx. They first met Obi the following month when he took them on a shop-til-you-drop shopping spree at the Nike store where no expense was spared to ensure Fatima and Yagub had all the gear they could dream up.
The young people formed a strong and special relationship with Obi, and were thrilled to visit him again at the training center in August as he prepares for the upcoming season. The day of this visit just happened to be Yagub’s first day of school, while Fatima works in emergency medicine. We are incredibly inspired by both of them, and wish Obi another season of success and impact on and off the court!