Garden of Dreams Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Dream Week
40 Children from the Police Athletic League Will Experience
The Magic of The Madison Square Garden Company
Includes Meeting Knicks Legends John Starks and Larry Johnson,
Rangers Legends Rod Gilbert and Ron Greschner and the Rockettes
New York, NY (August 8, 2014) – For the sixth consecutive summer, the Garden of Dreams Foundation will host Dream Week , its week-long summer experience for 40 children (10-12 years old) from the Police Athletic League, one of its 22 partner organizations. The children will enjoy one-of-a-kind activities planned by the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Networks, MSG Sports Properties and MSG Entertainment at various locations throughout the tri-state area including, but not limited to, Madison Square Garden, the MSG Training Center, Radio City Music Hall, MetLife Stadium and Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park.
Dream Week is one of the Foundation’s core programs, exposing New York City’s neediest children to exclusive summer activities outside of their daily environment. Throughout Dream Week, each division of The Madison Square Garden Company will bring opportunities and celebrity involvement to create positive memories for the children that will last a lifetime.
The children will participate in events with Knicks legends John Starks and Larry Johnson, Rangers legends Rod Gilbert and Ron Greschner, the Rockettes and Liberty legends Teresa Weatherspoon and Kym Hampton, as well as players from the New York Giants. Additionally, each child will receive gifts from the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and Footlocker, who is providing new sneakers for every child.
Outlined below is an itinerary of events for the week:
Monday, August 11
MSG Network (MetLife Stadium); 3:30pm – 5:30pm
• The kids will enjoy a visit to the New York Giants preseason camp at MetLife Stadium
Tuesday, August 12
New York Liberty (Circle Line Cruise); 11:00am-12:15pm
- The kids will enjoy a boat ride around the Hudson River
New York Liberty GDF Night (Madison Square Garden); 6:00pm
• Attend Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury game
• Participate in various game interactive activities including the National Anthem, halftime performer and PA announcer
Wednesday, August 13
New York Knicks (MSG Training Center); 10:00am – 12:00pm
• Take part in physical fitness activities with Knicks legends John Starks and Larry Johnson
• Interactive tour of Knicks locker room, training room and practice court
New York Rangers (Training Center); 1:00pm – 3:30pm
• Skate on the Rangers practice ice
• Meet Rangers legends Rod Gilbert and Ron Greschner
Thursday, August 14
Sports Properties (Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park), 10:00am – 12:00pm
• Attend a tennis clinic with four professional tennis players and learn the basics of the game
MSG Entertainment (Rockefeller Center® & Radio City Music Hall), 1:30pm – 3:30pm
• Enjoy a visit to the Top of the Rock®.
• Taking an interactive class with the Rockettes and a hip hop dance class with model Damaris Lewis
Friday, August 15
Field Day Activities (Training Center); 10:00am – 12:00pm
• Enjoy inflatable activities, slip n slide and various field day activities
• Knicks’ Groove Truck and Road Tour activities
BBQ and Awards (Training Center); 12:30pm – 3:30pm
• Celebrate the week with a BBQ lunch and special presentation, where each child who participated in Dream Week
receives an award
ABOUT THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity with the mission of positively impacting the lives of children facing obstacles, in partnership with The Madison Square Garden Company. The Foundation works closely with the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment and MSG Networks to create unique, unforgettable events and programs that provide children with a personal and on-going connection with the magic of The Madison Square Garden Company, brightening their lives and making dreams come true. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 250,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, fans can log onto thegardenofdreamsfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully-integrated sports, media and entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company’s overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company’s venues. MSG Media’s television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country’s leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company’s diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.
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