The Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award pays tribute to local heroes who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. The award is named in honor of the late Knicks great, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who was the first African-American to play for the Knickerbockers. Recipients of this award epitomize the same trailblazing characteristics of the Knicks Legend.

Recipients will be recognized at center court at Madison Square Garden on a monthly basis throughout the Knicks season and receive a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice.