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Both Nets teams to participate in MLK Day activities

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The Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets are combining Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King’s legacy by participating in a day of service in the Brownsville and Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn

In the morning, from 11 a.m. – noon, Long Island Nets players Trahson Burrell and R.J. Hunter will decorate postcards with kids at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and use the activity to teach the values of love, hope and peace.

In the afternoon, from 2-3 p.m., Brooklyn Nets players Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick will help build and paint benches and book shelves for reading nooks at Brownsville Ascend Lower School. The players will work with volunteers from City Year, Brownsville Ascend Lower School and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment on the project.

Booker and Kilpatrick will also participate in activities with kids, such as drawing Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders, writing famous quotes, and discussing social justice.

Here are the details...

Long Island Nets:

Who:

Long Island Nets players Trahson Burrell and R.J. Hunter

Children up to 8 years old from all five boroughs

What:

Long Island Nets players Trahson Burrell and R.J. Hunter will decorate postcards with kids and teach the values of love, hope and peace.

When:

Monday, January 16 from 11 a.m. - noon

Where:

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11210

Brooklyn Nets:

Who:

Brooklyn Nets players Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick

Volunteers from City Year, Brownsville Ascend School and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

What:

Nets players Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick will work with volunteers to build and paint reading nooks for elementary school students.

When:

Monday, January 16 from 2-3 p.m.

Where:

Brownsville Ascend Lower School

1501 Pitkin Avenue (at East New York Avenue)

About City Year:

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in high-poverty urban schools, providing high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. Here in New York City, we are serving students in 24 schools in high-need neighborhoods. For more information about City Year please visit www.cityyear.org.