SPECIAL EVENTS – NYCBBC Stories:
2008 – Former Rice HS Players visits
Summer 2008 – Chris Fouch, Kemba Walker and current NYCBBC player Jeff Carter (basketball players from the legendary Rice HS in Harlem, NY) spent the day in the Cherry Tree Park with the kids of NYCBBC.
2009 – Former Rice HS Players visits
Summer 2009 – We were delighted to have our former basketball players from the legendary Rice HS in Harlem, NY spend the day in the Cherry Tree Park with the kids of NYCBBC. Chris Fouch (Drexel Univ), Duramd Scott (Miami Univ & professional player oversees), Kemba Walker (Uconn Univ & star NBA player of the Charlotte Hornets), Dorvel Carter (Maris College), Jeff Harris (Holy Cross Univ), Jeff Carter, Sean Maddocks and Antoine Forehand (St. Joseph College). The spent time working with the kids in the Learning & Fundamentals Division.
Rice HS later closed in 2011 and was a catholic all boys school predominantly made up of black and hispanic young men. Rice HS was well known for its outstanding academic program and basketball teams. It was a staple in the community and will be missed.
2009 – On set at GMA w/ Robin Roberts
Summer 2009 – Coach Skip and a few of the kids from NYCBBC were excited to be on the set of Good Morning America morning TV news show where they met host Ms. Robin Roberts, Mr. George Stephanopoulos and the rest of the GMA team.
2010 – Robin Roberts of GMA
Summer 2010 – Special thanks to Ms. Robin Roberts of Good Morning America morning TV news show for believing in what we do for the youth in the community and for her donation & coming on board as a sponsor of the NYCBBC.
2012 – Robin Roberts of GMA visits
Ms. Robin Roberts of Good Morning America morning TV news show visited the NYCBBC at the Cherry Tree Park.
2012 – American Cancer Society
Summer 2012 – NYCBBC is in partnership with the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. NYCBBC is dedicated to bringing more awareness to the the fight against breast cancer.
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2012 – NYCBBC Supports Breast Cancer Walk
Summer 2012 – to those who participated in the WALK-A-THON in Central Park and all who donated on behalf of the Parents of the NYCBBC to the THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012
2013 – Skip Receives a Proclamation
Summer 2013 – On Championship & Trophy day District Leader Robert Jackson presented the Director Skip Branch with a Proclamation in recognition for his commitment to our youth. The presentation included Assemblyman Keith Wright and Harry Rodriquez – Democratic District Leader of the 68th Assembly District Part B.
2013– Alumni Jesse Sapp visits NYCBBC
Summer 2013 – We were happy to have one of our own who grew up playing in the NYCBBC – Mr. Jesse Sapp. Jesse played and graduated from Georgetown University and is now playing professionally oversees. He hung out with the kids and took pictures with some of the teams on Championship & Trophy day. He also came and hung in the park on All-Star and family day.
2016 – Tim “Headache” Gittens visits
Summer 2016 – Mr. Tim Gittens (aka Headache) visits Coach Skip & NYCBBC players in the park. Tim Gittens is a NYC legend, J.C. ALL AMERICAN, attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & is the first player to sign an endorsement deal as a street ball player. He starred in a Video Game called “Streethoops” & he played with the Globetrotters, NBA tryouts (New York Knicks) & travels all over the world to talk to youth about being a True student athlete.
MEDIA COVERAGE – MSG Summer Ball TV:
2012 – Bobbitto Garcia of MSG TV
Summer 2012 – Special thanks to the legendary Mr. Bobbito Garcia and Mr. Edgar Burgos of the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Summer Ball TV Network for coming down to the Cherry Tree Park to visit the kids of NYCBBC and giving them TV time. Bobbito below interviewing the Director Skip Branch on how the lNYCBBC operates.
2010 – Bobbitto Garcia of MSG TV visits
Chloe’ Branch of Fairburn, Georgia being interviewed by Mr. Edgar Burgos from MSG Summer Ball TV network.
MEDIA COVERAGE – NY1 and The Daily News: