Brook Lopez and a few other Brooklyn Nets players, surprised a large group of children over at Santa Land at Atlantic Terminal Tuesday evening, as part of an event organized by Children of Promise.
The children, ages 6-10, from Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC), a leading nonprofit helping the children of incarcerated parents, each had the opportunity to take a photo with Santa, the Nets players, and their new gifts. All toys given out, were donated by Toys for Tots. Every child was extremely grateful for their gifts.
The kids were smiling and laughing along with some of their Brooklyn Nets heroes. Most of the youngsters , were more eager to meet Santa over Brook Lopez. The kids truly looked grateful for the chance to meet the players and talk to Santa. I must admit, watching Rondae Hollis- Jefferson and Broke Lopez doing the ” Dougie dance ” with Santa was quite entertaining. The kids ate that all up.
The event was part of the Brooklyn Nets Assist program which stands to support four key pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Community Development.
Ironically, the Nets are hosting a holiday toy drive at Barclays Center in partnership with Toys for Tots tonight at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets are home, two play the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bins will be set up outside the Geico Atrium and at the Dean Street and Calvin Klein entrances to receive your donations. First 200 fans to bring a toy receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming Nets game.