New York Rollin’ Knicks 2004-2005
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* At no time in a game shall a team have players participating with a total of value points greater than twelve, nor more than three Class 1II players playing together at the same time.
About the Rollin' KnicksAfter seeing the NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Basketball Game at the Jacob Javits Center in February 1998, the Knicks immediately agreed to sponsor its own wheelchair basketball team. On August 17, 1998, the New York Knicks officially announced their sponsorship of The New York Rollin’ Knicks (NYRK).
The New York Rollin’ Knicks are part of the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (E.W.B.C.) of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (N.W.B.A.).
The New York Rollin’ Knicks are one of twenty-one teams already sponsored by National Basketball Association teams such as the Utah Jazz, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns. Currently, there are over 200 wheelchair basketball teams across the country in the N.W.B.A and six in the E.W.B.C.
The New York Rollin’ Knicks practice twice a week, average sixty (60) scheduled home and away, league and non-league games as well as tournaments in such cities as Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Virginia Beach, Toronto and Washington, D.C. during the season.
The NYRK open up their home site to all wheelchair basketball players free of charge during the school year after the EWBC season has completed in February. During the summer months, when its home site is closed, the NYRK rent a gym and open it up again for any wheelchair basketball player to use, free of charge. Lastly, during the summer, the NYRK have access to Madison Square Garden on several occasions and invite players from the league to play in “The World’s Most Famous Arena”.
Founded by David Snowden, Jr., the Director of Disabled Services for Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, The NYRK are a testament to the true reaches of basketball, sportsmanship, determination and commitment. Since its inception in 1998, the New York Rollin’ Knicks have held many exhibition games at Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, Hartford Civic Center, St. John’s University as well as many other venues and in front of as many as 20,000 people.
Media TV Coverage: MSG Network, Fox 5’s Good Day New York, MSG Metro and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Media Print Coverage: New York Times, Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Hoop Magazine, WE Magazine, ABLE News, Paraplegia News, Sports and Spokes, Knicks Media Guide and Knicks Yearbook.
Graham-Windham Beacon Center at I.S. 195
625 West 133rd Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue
New York, NY
Practice: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
David Snowden, Jr.
Madison Square Garden
Two Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10121
(212) 465-4428 Office (212) 465-6649 Fax