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Knicks Help Build New Yonkers Playground

More than 200 volunteers from the New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks and Chase come together with organizer KaBOOM! to help build a new playground for students at The Westchester School in Yonkers.
More than 200 volunteers from the New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks and Chase come together with organizer KaBOOM! to help build a new playground for students at The Westchester School in Yonkers. Photo Credit: New York Knicks
Yonkers Mayor Spano helps cut the ribbon on a new playground and basketball court at The Westchester School in Yonkers on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Knicks, Westchester Knicks and Chase came together to build a new playground.
Yonkers Mayor Spano helps cut the ribbon on a new playground and basketball court at The Westchester School in Yonkers on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Knicks, Westchester Knicks and Chase came together to build a new playground. Photo Credit: New York Knicks
Children from the Westchester School pose with Knicks Assistant GM and Westchester Knicks GM, Allan Houston, current Knicks Sasha Vujacic,  Justin Holiday, Kyle O’Quinn and Courtney Lee as well as the Rollin Knicks.
Children from the Westchester School pose with Knicks Assistant GM and Westchester Knicks GM, Allan Houston, current Knicks Sasha Vujacic, Justin Holiday, Kyle O’Quinn and Courtney Lee as well as the Rollin Knicks. Photo Credit: New York Knicks

YONKERS, N.Y. -- More than 200 volunteers from the New York Knicks, Chase, Westchester Knicks, organizers from KaBOOM! and the community joined forces last Sunday, Oct. 23, to build a new playground and basketball court at The Westchester School.

The school, which serves disabled children and works to help them function productively and as independently as possible, is a mainstay to those who would otherwise be left out of the educational loop.

The Knicks, who are celebrating the team’s 70th anniversary season took part in the build as part of their regular season community initiative -- Basketball in the Boroughs sponsored by Chase.

Current players and alumni were on hand to help build the playground and cut the ribbon on Sunday.

Alumni included Marcus Camby, Bernard King, John Starks, Larry Johnson and Allan Houston.

In addition to building the new playground and basketball court, the event also included include a Jr. Knicks basketball clinic as a part of Jr. NBA Week presented by Under Armor, which is the league’s youth basketball participation program that teaches the fundamental skills and values of the game at the grassroots level to help grow and improve the experience for all.

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