New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2016
The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF), a non-profit organization and one of the largest providers of afterschool programs in New York City and its metropolitan regions, announced today its partnership with the Jr. Knicks, Jr. Liberty, Jr. Dub Knicks and the Jr. Rangers for the winter 2016-2017 seasons. The announcement was formally made at the beginning of SASF’s Annual Elementary School Basketball League Season, which took place this past Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Through this venture, 40 SASF basketball students will have the opportunity to play on the court at Madison Square Garden during halftime of the New York Knicks games on January 4 and March 27, 2017. Additionally, the Jr. Knicks, Jr. Liberty and Jr. Dub Knicks will host basketball clinics for more than 500 of SASF’s student athletes. The Jr. Rangers will provide access to street hockey equipment for the SASF program.
The organizations, will also provide alumni appearances at key upcoming events including the Annual Winter League, 3v3 Tournament, Basketball Clinics, Floor Hockey Leagues and Tournament, and other Basketball-specific engagements. Additionally, onsite complimentary professional development training sessions for SASF staff and team coaches.
“As an organization, we have been working for more than twenty years to provide children with impactful afterschool programs that lead to their long-term growth and development,” said Maureen Fonseca, CEO at the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF). “We are delighted to team up with the Jr. Knicks, Jr. Liberty, Jr. Dub Knicks and the Jr. Rangers youth organizations as this will help us provide more unique and memorable experiences for the children who participate in our program from across the five boroughs.”
“The Knicks, Rangers and Liberty have a longstanding commitment to providing the youth of New York with a variety of opportunities through camps, clinics and other events to have fun, be active and learn the games of basketball and hockey,” said Jordan Solomon, executive vice president, MSG Sports. “The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation have done incredible work in the community over the years, and we are proud to collaborate and partner with them on our goal of providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children who participate in our programs.”
Jr. Knicks’ official uniform vendor, POINT 3 Basketball, will dress all SASF student participants, at a discounted cost to the organization, for their activities this season.
About the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) is a non-profit organization and one of the largest providers of school-based after-school programs in New York City and the metropolitan region. The organization typically serves students from low-income neighborhoods and attend academically struggling schools in grades. More than 150 public schools are served through before or after school programs year-round (including Saturdays, over the summer, and holiday periods). To learn more, visit: http://www.SASFNY.org.