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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to honor recipients in March and April, but we are proud to launch the Sweetwater Clifton Summer Series Award, presented by Fidelis Care. Recipients will be selected and recognized in July, August and September and each will receive a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice.

Fidelis Care provides quality, affordable health insurance coverage for more than 1.7 million children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life.


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