John Starks and Larry Johnson (192404)
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NBA All-Star and New York Knicks legends John Starks and Larry Johnson are being awarded the Community Partner Award on behalf of the Garden of Dreams Foundation enCourage Kids Foundation Gala this week.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works with the Madison Square Garden Company to donate tickets and suites to families enrolled in the encourage Kids Foundation Escapes program. Within days, an astounding $1 million was committed following the announcement of this year’s gala.

Money raised will support the organization’s mission of providing funding to area hospitals and their pediatric programs. With approximately 100 hospital partners throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, enCourage programs are giving to kids facing a variety of health issues. To date, $14.8 million has been awarded in support of more than 700 programs throughout the region.