One of the best things about being part of the New York Liberty is the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of the Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse, to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
Monday kicked off the fifth annual Dream Week, during which 40 children from ages 10-12 were given the opportunity to enjoy unique experiences with all the different parts of MSG. It includes participating in events with Knicks coach Mike Woodson, Rangers legend Adam Graves, the Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes and all the Liberty players and coaches.
The group of kids was from SCO Family of Services, one of the Garden of Dreams Foundation's 22 partner organizations.
Tuesday was our day, and we had a chance to give the boys and girls from Brooklyn an opportunity to hang with the Liberty for a day. They got a tour of our locker room, went through our weight program, got diet information from our do-everything trainer, Laura Ramus, and even went through basketball drills with our team.
To see the smiles on their faces and see how we were able to inspire them to believe that one day they could be in our position if they keep working hard was very fulfilling. At times, it's easy to forget when you dreamed about being here, but seeing how excited all the children were to enjoy the day with us was truly humbling and grounding! The Garden of Dreams Foundation does amazing work around our community. Dreams are all we have to hold on to at times, and to have the opportunity to see how they are reached is irreplaceable.
Until next time,