Saturday, August 18, 2012
Melo, Houston give golds to kids
By Ian Begley
Henrik Lundqvist, Carmelo Anthony and Allan Houston show off their Olympic gold medals.
Shortly after winning a gold medal in London, Carmelo Anthony came back to New York to give out a few golds to some deserving local kids.
The Knicks forward joined former Knicks Allan Houston and Ray Lumpp, and Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, to hand out gold medals to members of the Garden of Dreams foundation during the foundation's 'Dream Week.'
All four also brought their own medals to show the kids.
"The moment I received my gold medal at the Sydney games was such a huge honor," said Houston, the former sharpshooter and current assistant GM with the Knicks. "I hope I got to share a little of my experience with these great young people."
"Seeing how excited the kids get after a week like this makes it all worth it for me," said Lundqvist, the Garden of Dreams spokesman. "Garden of Dreams does such wonderful work. I'm so proud to be part of an organization like this."
Kids participating in the Garden of Dreams Foundation's Dream Week went to Giants training camp, Radio City Music Hall, and the MSG Training Facility in Tarrytown.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation partners with 22 local organizations, and is dedicated to helping children to "make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles."