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NETS F Humphries to Participate in Clean-up of Prospect Park

Part of NBA Green Week Initiative

April 1, 2011

BROOKLYN, N.Y.NETS forward Kris Humphries will participate in a clean-up of Prospect Park, the 585-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn, as part of NBA Green Week on Monday, April 4 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
The location of the clean-up will take place by Prospect Park Lake. Media should enter at the Parkside and Ocean Avenues entrance. To reach the most convenient entrance by subway, take the Q train to Parkside Avenue.

The Prospect Park clean-up is in partnership with NETS Basketball, National Grid and The Kris Humphries Foundation.

Humphries will join members of the NETS staff, the NETS Dancers, NETS mascot Sly, and representatives from National Grid in general clean-up activities, such as raking leaves and sweeping paths.

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WHO: NETS player Kris Humphries, the NETS Dancers, Sly, and representatives from National Grid.

WHAT: Prospect Park clean-up as part of NBA Green Week.

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Prospect Park, by Prospect Park Lake.

The Kris Humphries Foundation
The Kris Humphries Foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide resources for, and assistance to community organizations that serve disadvantaged youth. Our focus and vision, is in the areas of health, education and wellness.

Throughout the year, The Kris Humphries Foundation conducts basketball and educational clinics in conjunction with the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Minnesota and New Jersey.  Some of the important lessons taught at the Kris Humphries Foundation basketball clinics are: Developing healthy eating habits at a young age, staying physically active, teamwork and being a good student.  Kris is extremely hands on and active at these camps as he really enjoys working with kids.

National Grid
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.

Prospect Park
For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership and volunteering, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit www.prospectark.org
 
In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs.

NBA Green Week
The 3rd annual NBA Green Week takes place from Sunday, April 3, 2011- Sunday, April 10, 2011. Through NBA Green, the league, teams, and players take steps to be more environmentally friendly and encourage fans to get involved in local greening initiatives. During NBA Green Week, the league and teams will join together to take part in green efforts including hands-on community service projects, recycling programs, green giveaways, auction to support environmental organizations and promotions to encourage fans to "Go Green." In addition to the volunteer service project in Prospect Park Brooklyn, the Nets "Go Green" efforts include a field trip with local students to Liberty Science Center, green tips from Nets players and special in-arena programming.

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