New York Knicks Partner With County Athletic Group

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Danny Bernstein (c.) is the executive director of Backyard Sports Cares, which has partnered with the New York Knicks to host the charity basketball tournament. Photo Credit: Backyard Sports Cares

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The New York Knicks and Backyard Sports Cares will work together to host a 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament at the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh in November.

The date will be released once MSG figures out the Knicks’ practice schedule.

All proceeds from the event will go to Backyard Sports Cares, a not-for-profit organization based in Westchester County. The group provides athletic and recreational programs to special needs and underserved children.

Danny Bernstein, head coach and executive director of Backyard Sports Cares, said the partnership is the culmination of much planning.

“We have been having this conversation with Dan Gladstone and the New York Knicks for over a year,” Bernstein said. “We both wanted to create an event that would actively engage our community while also serving a higher purpose.”

The tournament will have three divisions. The most competitive will be Open, which welcomes all ages. The 35 and older division will be somewhat less competitive, followed by the Recreation division, which also welcomes any age.

The teams will have three to five players and each team must pay a $1,500 entry fee. Former New York Knicks and the Knicks City Dancers are scheduled to attend the event.

“It is our hope that we will create a day of great basketball and fun for the entire area. We hope that this is the beginning of an enduring partnership with the Knick organization," Bernstein said.

From a report by Backyard Sports Cares

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