New York Liberty's Sugar Rodgers hosted an ice cream party with our Garden of Dreams kids at Theresa's Haven Family Center. With lots of toppings to choose from, everyone made their own Ben & Jerry's sundaes. After ice cream, our kids had a great Q&A session with Sugar Rodgers, where they were able to ask the questions they prepared including questions about playing professionally and what she enjoys doing off the court. Before Sugar Rodgers left, all of our children shared the 'Thank You' notes they made her. The event was the perfect conclusion to another great summer with the New York Liberty!Read More
The Harlem PAL Showstoppers have been dancing together for the past year, practicing after school every day and helping to choreograph their own routines. Performing to "Soldiers of Dance" at the Talent Show, the group received valuable feedback from celebrity mentors, including Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things and Christian Navarro from 13 Reasons Why, while preparing for the Great Stage. In June for Garden of Dreams Night at the Liberty game, the Harlem PAL Showstoppers brought the crowd to their feet with their performance at halftime. The girls hope to have careers as professional dancers, gymnasts or makeup artists.Read More
The New York Liberty welcomed over 50 Garden of Dreams children and their families to Garden of Dreams Night on Wednesday, June 13. The Westchester County Center was filled with talented performers, star players, and a lively fan base that packed the stands.
The night began with two primetime performances by GDF Talent Show stars, Giana and Brianna, each singing their favorite songs “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys and “Dynamite” by China Anne McClain. Andrew, who also took the stage at Radio City for this year’s Talent Show, sang the National Anthem with the help from some of our youngest Liberty fans who participated as Anthem buddies with... Read More
Eighteen children from Garden of Dreams’ partner Harlem Downing, came together with New York Liberty players, Bria Hartley and Britney Boyd, for a pizza party at John’s Pizzeria in Times Square. Together, the children and players decorated chef’s hats and noted important techniques as they watched a master chef make pizza. After, everyone had the chance to customize their own miniature pizza to enjoy!Read More
As part of their season launch, the New York Liberty hosted a special chess event with current players Brittany Boyd and Sugar Rodgers as well as assistant coach Herb Williams and NYL mascot, Maddie with Garden of Dreams children from the Department of Homeless Services. The players and children had the opportunity to learn chess from a Grandmaster, who shared advice and tips with everyone. Boyd, Rodgers and Williams also surprised a family with special tickets to the Liberty home opener against the San Antonio Stars!Read More