Garden of Dreams Youth Tip-Off New York Knicks Season with Event at Rucker Park
On Saturday, October 8th, over 150 Garden of Dreams young people and family attended the Knicks Season Launch Event at Rucker Park.
80 young people from partners Children’s Aid, Children’s Village, New York Edge and Police Athletic League kicked off the day when they participated in a Jr. Knicks basketball clinic. Following that, our young people had many activities to enjoy throughout the day. These activations included face paint, photo opportunities, 360 selfie videos, and play time on the court.
The close of the festivities was a celebrity game, after which the actor Leon Robinson reenacted his famous scene from “Above The Rim” alongside other special guests. This was a great experience for the young people and their families.
With a huge turnout, this event made it possible for young people to come together in their community and unite over their shared love of basketball. Thank you to the New York Knicks and to our incredible partners and young people!