It was a full court press!
The entire Brooklyn Nets team gathered at a Bedford-Stuyvesant food pantry on Monday to give out turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixings, and the organizer of the annual do-good event said it felt great to give back.
“It was fantastic,” said Jeff Scott, the Nets’ senior director of community relations. “It was such an amazing opportunity not only for our players and our organization, but more importantly for the community.”
The ballers doled out turkeys and essential holiday sides including corn, green beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce — all donated by supermarket chain Key Food — to 700 local families at Fulton Street food pantry the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.
This is the first year the team has dished up supermarket items for Brooklynites to make their own holiday dinners — last year’s Nets-hosted dinner at the Fort Hamilton Military Base served up already-prepared meals to families in need.
Scott said the event kicked off the National Basketball Association’s so-called “Season of Giving” — when basketball pros take part in a flurry of charitably-minded initiatives for the holiday season.
The Nets athletes will take part in other community service projects from Dec. 2 through Dec. 25 — a holiday activity that the players relish, said Scott.
“It’s absolutely special,” he said. “It never gets old.”
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