Former NETS C Dawkins to Attend Tree Donation Ceremony
June 15th, 2011
BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, former NETS center
at 1 p.m. in Fort Greene Park.
The entrance is on the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Washington Park.
NETS Senior Vice President of Event Marketing Petra Pope, the NETS Dancers, and team mascot Sly will also attend the ceremony.
During the 2010-11 NBA season, NETS Basketball and Lawns by Yorkshire collaborated on a green initiative entitled ‘Threes for Trees,’ in which Lawns by Yorkshire committed to donating a tree for every three-point field goal made by the NETS during the season. The NETS made 459 three-pointers, which means that 459 maple trees will be planted in the fall in Brooklyn parks and in Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ.
The newly planted trees will serve several environmental purposes, including improving air quality, conserving water, reducing storm water runoff and flooding, in addition to the natural beauty they will create within the parks.
Lawns by Yorkshire (www.lawnsbyyorkshire.com) is a commercial landscape management firm that provides green and sustainable landscape and snow services throughout New Jersey and New York. Lawns by Yorkshire is the Official Landscaping and Snow Removal Service of NETS Basketball.
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WHO: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, former NETS center Darryl Dawkins, Lawns by Yorkshire CEO Steven Jomides, NETS Senior Vice President of Event Marketing Petra Pope, the NETS Dancers, and team mascot Sly.
WHAT: Tree donation ceremony.
WHEN: Friday, June 17, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, enter at DeKalb Avenue and Washington Park.