The New York Knicks and State Senator Diane Savino teamed up to with
75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap to prepare them for the upcoming school year, the upcoming season and life.
Coney Island and basketball have serious history, and just a little bit more was made in early August as 75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap got to train in basketball skills and drills with former Knicks players, coaches and trainers. Kasier Park’s newly paved basketball courts served as home court to the gathering.
Knicks former players and coaches, led the kids in passing, shooting, dribbling and teamwork drills all while extolling the importance of doing well in school.
The Knicks partnered with Coney Island Senator Diane Savino to hand out school calendars, information for parents and helpful school hints and workout regimens for the kids.
Senator Savino said, “This was a great day to be a kid in Coney Island, many thanks to the Knicks and to the kids for being willing to learn about basketball school and life from the greatest franchise in the NBA.”
"Knicks summer basketball clinics continue to provide our young fans and aspiring players with a great foundation," Knicks Legend and current Alumni Relations and Fan Development Advisor John Starks said.
"This summer, we look forward to sharing our rich tradition with the future of the game. “
Pam Harris Executive Director Coney Island Generation Gap a non-profit that runs a summer day camp that many of the participating kids came from, said, “Thanks to the Knicks and Senator Savino for giving the kids not just a great day and a big thrill but skills in athletics and academics.”