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NETS C Lopez and Teammates to Deliver Toys to Brooklyn Children

Barclays/Nets Community Alliance to Donate More Than 1,100 Gifts
To Children Through the Salvation Army Centers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to Take Part in Festivities

December 13, 2010

BROOKLYN, N.Y.NETS players Brook Lopez, Derrick Favors, Damion James, Ben Uzoh, Quinton Ross, Stephen Graham, Joe Smith and NETS mascot Sly will join Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in delivering  toys to 100 children affiliated with The Salvation Army. The event will take place TODAY from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon Street.

The toys are being donated by the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance, which includes a partnership among Barclays, the NETS, and Forest City Ratner Companies.

Presented by National Grid, a NETS sponsor, the event will provide toys to children who otherwise might not have received any during the holiday season.

The festivities at the event will include a performance by The Salvation Army's brass quartet. Food will be served for the children.

In addition to the gifts at Borough Hall, the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance is donating more than 1,000 toys for the holidays to Brooklyn youngsters at five Salvation Army centers in Brooklyn including Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Bay Ridge, and Sunset Park. The toys will be on display at Friday’s event.

This is the third consecutive year that toys are being donated under the Barclays/Nets Community Alliance, which works to improve the lives of young people in Brooklyn and surrounding communities through sports and other activities, including education and health care. It is the seventh year in a row that Forest City Ratner Companies and the NETS have teamed up with The Salvation Army.

The NETS will be relocating to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2012-13 NBA season.

Media Invited to Cover

WHO:   NETS players Brook Lopez, Derrick Favors, Damion James, Ben Uzoh, Quinton Ross, Stephen Graham, and Joe Smith, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, representatives of The Salvation Army, NETS mascot Sly, and 100 Brooklyn Children.

WHAT:   NETS players to distribute toys to children.

WHERE:  Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street.

WHEN:     TODAY,
Monday, December 13, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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