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Friday / October 7.
  • New York City Hosting Hurricane Relief Charity Basketball Games

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    On​ ​Saturday, September​ ​30,​​ ​Rudy​ ​King,​ ​Overtime,​ ​and​ ​Game​ ​7​ ​Marketing​ ​invite​ ​the​ ​New​ ​York​ ​community to​ ​help​ ​support​ ​those​ ​impacted​ ​by​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​hurricanes​ ​in​ ​Texas,​ ​Florida,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Caribbean.

    Local​ ​​high​ ​school​ ​basketball​ ​players​ ​will​ ​play​ ​in​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​games​ ​to​ ​show​ ​their​ ​support​ ​for those​ ​affected.​ ​Athletes​ ​participating​ ​include​ ​star​ ​players​ ​Moses​ ​Brown,​ ​John​ ​Wilson and​ ​Kofi​ ​Cockburn (boys)​ ​and​ ​Kateri​ ​Poole,​ ​Emily​ ​Engstler​ ​and​ ​Earlette​ ​Scott​ ​(girls).

    Doors​ ​will​ ​open​ ​at​ ​5 p.m.​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Gauchos​ ​Gym​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Bronx,​ ​where​ ​guests​ ​will​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​donate​ ​$10​ ​at​ ​the door,​ ​to​ ​benefit​ ​the​ ​Caribbean​ ​Disaster​ ​Emergency​ ​Management​ ​Agency​ ​(CDEMA),​ ​Florida​ ​Disaster Fund​ ​and​ ​Hurricane​ ​Harvey​ ​Relief​ ​Fund.

    “As​ ​a​ ​human-being,​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​father​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​what​ ​has​ ​happened​ ​in​ ​Florida,​ ​Texas​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Caribbean it​ ​is​ ​heart​ ​wrenching​ ​to​ ​see​ ​others​ ​in​ ​such​ ​dire​ ​need,” King said. “​I​ ​felt​ ​it​ ​was​ ​my​ ​obligation​ ​as​ ​a​ ​man​ ​to​ ​help​ ​as​ ​much as​ ​I​ ​could,​ ​also​ ​taking​ ​this​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​our​ ​youth​ ​and​ ​future​ ​leaders​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​helping​ ​in​ ​a humanitarian​ ​capacity,​ ​leading​ ​by​ ​example.”

    Website: https://nychoops.splashthat.com/

    Date:​​ ​Saturday,​ ​September​ ​30,​ ​2017

    Venue:​​ ​Gauchos​ ​Gym​ ​-​ ​478​ ​Gerard​ ​Ave,​ ​Bronx,​ ​NY​ ​10451 Time:​​ ​Doors​ ​open​ ​5:00​ ​PM;​ ​play​ ​begins​ ​6:00​ ​PM Credentials:​ ​TBD

    Filming​ ​and​ ​Photography:​ ​​Upon,​ ​arrival,​ ​designated​ ​positions​ ​around​ ​the​ ​basketball​ ​court​ ​will​ ​be assigned​ ​to​ ​credentialed​ ​videographers​ ​and​ ​photographers​ ​on​ ​a​ ​first-come,​ ​first-served​ ​basis. Interviews:​​ ​Media​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​interviewing​ ​particular​ ​athletes​ ​before​ ​or​ ​after​ ​the​ ​games​ ​should​ ​contact Rudy​ ​King​ ​at​ ​​[email protected]

    About​ ​Overtime

    Overtime​ ​is​ ​an​ ​athlete​ ​and​ ​fan-first​ ​platform​ ​and​ ​community​ ​featuring​ ​the​ ​incredible​ ​stories,​ ​personalities and​ ​highlights​ ​of​ ​high​ ​school​ ​athletes.​ ​Over​ ​100​ ​million​ ​kids​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​Overtime​ ​content​ ​across​ ​their various​ ​channels.​ ​Overtime​ ​is​ ​based​ ​in​ ​NYC.​ ​For​ ​more​ ​go​ ​to​ ​​www.itsovertime.com​,​ ​or​ ​follow​ ​them @Overtime​ ​on​ ​Twitter​ ​or​ ​Instagram.

    Photo: Kelly Kline / Under Armour



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.