Knicks Read to Achieve 2012

Read to Achieve 2012 Summer Reading Program

This summer, The New York Knicks along with Cablevision's Power to Learn Program and KIA Motors teamed up to present the "Knicks Read to Achieve 2012 Summer Reading Program" at various locations across the New York area. At each location Knicks Alum John Starks and local Government Officials read aloud from chosen inspirational books including Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee’s, Giant Steps to Change the World, Cam Jansen and The Basketball Mystery by David Alder and Marian Wright Edelman’s book, I Can Make A Difference.

The local Government Officials that took the time out of their busy schedules to read these inspirational books to over 600 parents and children were NY Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Councilmen Michael Sabatino and Christopher Johnson at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Westchester, New York. Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko, Town Councilwoman Connie Kepert and Town Chief of Staff Brian Beedenbender who read at the Longwood Public Library on Long Island. Senator/Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Assemblyman Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez who read to over 100 children at the North Bergen Free Public Library in North Bergen, New Jersey. At the Stebbins-Hewitt Housing Development in Bronx, New York, Assemblyman Marcus Crespo came to show his support for the community. Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein participated in the reading at Kings Bay YMHA in Brooklyn and Senator Bob Duff and Mayor Richard Moccia took the reading program to Connecticut and read to over 50 parents and children at the Main Norwalk Public Library in August. T-shirts and copies of the book read at the specific locations were distributed to the participants capping it off with a raffle which included various prizes such as goodie bags, reading books and Knicks Regular Season tickets.

To check out the photos from the various locations, please click HERE.