|Nets Players to Participate in
Community Service Outreach
October 16, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NETS players Devin Harris, Courtney Lee, Keyon Dooling, Bobby Simmons, and Josh Boone will be part of a NETS’ community service effort in Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ on Tuesday, October 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In conjunction with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey & the Partners for Parks program, the players and 30 NETS front office employees will create dressing rings and spread mulch around trees in the park.
The community service event will take place the day before the NETS play the Knicks at the Prudential Center in Newark, the second of two preseason games the NETS will hold at the Prudential Center this month. For ticket information to the game fans can go to www.njnets.com
The community service outreach is part of the NBA Cares Week of Service, which is an effort by all 30 teams to encourage volunteerism and community service. The NBA initiative is in partnership with The White House’s “United We Serve” initiative.
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is a member supported non-profit land trust whose mission is to preserve land and water resources, conserve open space, and inspire and empower individuals and communities to protect our natural land and environment. The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has worked with more than 56 municipalities in 11 counties, preserving over 15,000 acres of parkland, farmland, and open space.
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Partners for Parks program provides community service opportunities for corporations and civic groups.
WHO: NETS players Devin Harris, Courtney Lee, Keyon Dooling, Bobby Simmons, and Josh Boone.
WHAT: NETS community service initiative.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. Media should go to the Visitors Welcome Center on the Franklin Avenue/Mill Street side of the park.