BROOKLYN – The Brooklyn Nets have unveiled their NBA seventy fifth Anniversary Legacy Project – renovating and re-opening the Joseph Miccio Community Center Fitness Room, run by Good Shepherd Services in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
To commemorate the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary, groups from across the league have been working arduous to renovate areas of their communities. The Miccio Community Center serves households from the NYCHA Red Hook Houses with programming all year long, offering a secure area for youth to be taught and play. The heart’s health room was broken throughout Hurricane Ida in 2021, rendering the area unusable till now, and as a part of this renovation, the Nets supplied treadmills, a motorbike machine, weights and racks, benches, and different multifunctional tools, together with putting in three murals within the area.
The Nets have a long-standing relationship with the Miccio Community Center – relationship again to when the group moved to Brooklyn in 2012 – and one of many bigger methods wherein the 2 organizations align is a shared dedication to serving the neighborhood.
“We recognized Miccio Community Center as our seventy fifth Anniversary Legacy Project as a result of we’ve got seen first-hand their impactful work and noticed the large want for help,” stated Mandy Gutmann, Executive Vice President of Community Relations and Communications at BSE Global, father or mother firm of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. “We noticed the harm left by Hurricane Ida and knew we would have liked to assist. Miccio’s work is significant to Red Hook and we’re proud to hitch our unimaginable neighborhood companions who all helped deliver our imaginative and prescient to life. We hope that collectively we are able to proceed to make use of the ability of sport to make a long-lasting, optimistic affect and that this health heart will encourage these within the neighborhood.”
“I’m so grateful to the Brooklyn Nets for making the renovation of the health room doable for our NYCHA youth individuals,” stated Michelle Yanche, Executive Director of Good Spread Services. “The Miccio supplies youth with a secure area to be taught and play. The renovated health room will create new alternatives for programming for our youth and the neighborhood, and we’re all excited in regards to the affect that this can have on all of our program individuals.”
“Having our area renovated on this method is just not solely an amazing privilege and honor but additionally it’s an amazing alternative to serve our youth,” stated Roland Knight, Sr. Program Director of the Joseph Miccio Community Center. “It’s been a pleasure working with the Nets. I can’t start to talk on how essential that is to our neighborhood, and I look ahead to persevering with our partnership.”
The renovated Joseph Miccio Community Center Fitness Room formally opened on Wednesday, May 4 following a ribbon reducing ceremony with Councilmember Alexa Aviles, Gutmann, Yanche, Knight, Nets Legend Albert King and college students concerned with varied neighborhood heart applications.