Brooklyn Nets to Host Tree Giveaway with PwC US, New York Restoration Project, and Students of P.S. 188 in Coney Island
BROOKLYN (April 7, 2014) – Former Nets players Kerry Kittles and Albert King, along with volunteers from the Brooklyn Nets and PwC US, will join students from P.S. 188 Michael E. Berdy School to give away trees to community members in the P.S. 188 schoolyard, 3314 Neptune Avenue on Coney Island TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nets superhero BrooklyKnight and members of the Brooklynettes will also be in attendance.
The Trees for Threes program donates trees for 3-pointers scored by the Nets this season at Barclays Center. The trees will be planted in community gardens, schoolyards, private yards, and other areas in Brooklyn. The tree giveaway is a collaboration between the Nets, PwC US, and New York Restoration Project.
The event at P.S. 188, which coincides with NBA Green Week, will support MillionTreesNYC, a PlaNYC initiative led by New York Restoration Project and NYC Parks to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2015.
This tree giveaway event is part of the Brooklyn Nets Assist program, which stands to support four key pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Community Development. Brooklyn Nets Assist is proudly presented by Baked In Brooklyn. Maimonides Medical Center is a supporting sponsor of Brooklyn Nets Assist.
The sixth NBA Green Week tipped off on Thursday, April 3 and continues through Thursday, April 10.