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.