The NBA Cares Season of Giving initiative aims to brighten the holidays for children, families, and those in need. All NBA and D-League teams will host local events across the country during Season of Giving, with players, legends, coaches, and executives leading activities to engage communities through education, health and wellness, and hands-on service.
The Westchester Knicks are proud to be involved in #SeasonOfGiving through the following initiatives:
TOYS FOR TOTS – WESTCHESTER
Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the game on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Westchester County Center for Toys for Tots – Westchester, a U. S. Marine Corps Program that distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Fans will receive a free ticket to a future select Westchester Knicks game for each toy donated, courtesy of Toys”R”Us. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Westchester Knicks are teaming up with the Food Bank for Westchester and Experience Outreach Program for a special event at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. Six players will pass out healthy holiday snacks to 150 children while the Food Bank gives a special presentation on health and nutrition. The players will then distribute holiday gifts generously donated by Xperience Outreach and lead the children through a mini-basketball clinic.
MARIA FARERI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
The Westchester Knicks Dancers performed a special holiday routine for patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a long-time partner of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, on Friday, Dec. 2. The team also handed out Knicks swag, including teddy bears delivered room-to-room by a dancer and Santa.
LIFTING UP WESTCHESTER
On Thanksgiving Day, Westchester Knicks players Jordon Crawford and Kevin Capers volunteered at Lifting Up Westchester to prepare and distribute meals to those in need. The most special part of this #SeasonOfGiving event is that the initiative to give came directly from the players’ desire to help.