Barclays Center Cares brings together all Barclays Center franchises with a singular commitment to the community, focusing on culinary, music, sports and sustainability initiatives.

Please join us for an evening honoring distinguished leaders in these fields.

thursday | september 20, 2018 | 6:00 PM

cocktail reception | dinner & program

Host

ROSANNA SCOTTO

CO-HOST, FOX 5's GOOD DAY NEW YORK

Honorees

STEPHEN ESPINOZA

PRESIDENT, SPORTS & EVENT PROGRAMMING
SHOWTIME NETWORKS

BROOKLYN VANGUARD AWARD
SPORTS

BEN LOVETT

VOCALS & PIANO, MUMFORD & SONS
CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF COMMUNION MUSIC

BROOKLYN VANGUARD AWARD
MUSIC

BLUE MARBLE

ORGANIC ICE CREAM

BROOKLYN VANGUARD AWARD
CULINARY

NATIONAL GRID

NATURAL GAS & ELECTRICITY COMPANY

BROOKLYN VANGUARD AWARD
SUSTAINABILITY

our impact

barclays center cares reveals renovations to nicholas naquan heyward jr. park

The courts were funded and renovated by Barclays Center Cares and the Brooklyn Nets Foundation for $324,000. Originally named the Gowanus Houses Playground, in 2001 it was renamed for Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. (1981-1994), a local resident who was fatally shot by a New York City Housing Authority police officer in the nearby housing complex. Nicholas regularly practiced basketball in this park and made his school’s basketball team just days before his death.

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about barclays center cares

Barclays Center Cares connects all of the community efforts for the franchises affiliated with Barclays Center: the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Brooklyn Boxing, Brooklyn Hoops, Brooklyn Family and Brooklyn Show. Our mission is to develop sustainable community programs to improve the lives of kids and families in the areas of culinary arts, sports, sustainability and music education.

Barclays Center Cares supports more than 300 schools, food pantries, homeless shelters, health facilities and non-profit organizations. Every dollar that is donated to Barclays Center Cares goes directly to support programs helping New Yorkers in need.