KNICKS, LIBERTY AND GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS OF NAT ‘SWEETWATER’ CLIFTON • Latino Sports

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KNICKS, LIBERTY AND GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTIONS OF NAT ‘SWEETWATER’ CLIFTON

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Players And Alumni To Lead Black History Month Program At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

NEW YORK, February 17, 2009 – The New York Knicks, Liberty and the Garden of Dreams Foundation will celebrate Black History Month by recognizing the contributions of Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the first African-American Knicks player, and Coach Joe Lapchick, who fought to integrate the NBA. The event, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, will feature two programming sessions with past and present players of the New York Knicks and Liberty, along with a special performance by the Knicks City Dancers and appearances by “Maddie”, the Liberty mascot, and the Knicks Groove Truck.

Participants in both sessions will view a short clip from MSG Network’s “Lapchick and Sweetwater Breaking Barriers" and discuss their reactions to the piece. The first session will include Knicks alumni John Starks and Cal Ramsey and Liberty alumni Kym Hampton. Ramsey will join Knicks players Jared Jeffries, Tim Thomas and Malik Rose, Liberty player Tiffany Jackson and 50 children from SCO Family of Services, a Garden of Dreams partner organization, for the second session. Participants of Intrepid’s Kids Week will have the opportunity to attend both sessions.

 

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