Knicks and the Garden of Dreams Celebrate NBA Green
On Tuesday, March 29, as a part of the NBA Cares Green Week initiatives and in partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, New York Knicks’ players Landry Fields, Andy Rautins and Sheldon Williams put the finishing touches on the 1st environmentally friendly Garden of Dreams Room Refurbishment Project at WHEDco, in the Bronx. This year, WHEDco’s fitness center was transformed into a leadership center which includes a state of the art computer lab for children of all ages, a new teen lounge, and several “green” finishes such as bamboo floors and clay walls. Players assisted local high school students in painting their teen center with low V.O.C. paint. Then Fields, Rautins and Williams planted trees and flowers with GDF kids ages 8-10 outside of the leadership center, instilling in them the importance of being green and reducing their carbon footprint.