Nets Give Back to Brooklyn Community
BROOKLYN (November 18, 2016) – The Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets will give back to the Brooklyn community with three Thanksgiving events across the borough.
On Sunday, November 20, the Brooklyn Nets will hold their annual Thanksgiving event immediately following the conclusion of the Nets vs. Trail Blazers game at Barclays Center. The event, which is presented by Key Food in conjunction with City Harvest, will be held in the 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express. The entire Nets team, along with General Manager Sean Marks and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark, will join more than 170 Brooklynites for a Thanksgiving feast. Families will also receive tickets to attend the game prior to the Thanksgiving event.
On Monday, November 21, the Long Island Nets, the new NBA Development League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, will shop for Thanksgiving essentials at Key Food in Flatbush and will provide 20 families with turkeys and sides to take home for the holiday. Additionally, the Long Island Nets players, coaches and staff will surprise the families with tickets to the first two home games at Barclays Center. The initiative is sponsored by Long Island Nets Assistant Coach Ryan Gomes’ Hoops for Heart Health Foundation and Key Food, with support from the NYC Housing Authority.
On Tuesday, November 22, Brooklyn Nets player Trevor Booker has partnered with Coney Lighthouse Mission to invite ten underserved families to Key Food on Coney Island to shop for Thanksgiving essentials.
The events tip off the Nets’ NBA Cares Season of Giving initiatives, which run throughout the holiday season.
Brooklyn Nets Assist is committed to giving back and bettering the lives of those in the surrounding communities. It strives to positively impact the community’s youth and adults through various initiatives and programs focusing on four pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness and Community Development. Halmar International is the presenting sponsor of the community development pillar of Nets Assist.