Former pros and Rockettes pay a visit to Highbridge students
Some familiar faces from the New York Knicks and New York Rangers made a visit to the Highbridge Green School on Friday.
New York City's Womans Housing Economic Development Corporation teamed up with MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation to host a Hispanic Heritage Month Event.
Former New York Knicks player John Wallace and former New York Rangers player Brian Mullen held mini drills and skill workshops.
"I always pick out one or two kids who really take an affinity for basketball and talk to them a little about what it takes to be a real player, and then when we do some one-on-one drills," said Wallace.
More than 200 students from WHED Co. and the nonprofit Garden of Dreams Foundation got to participate.
"I didn't know there was going to be a professional basketball player that was retired, now that I found out, I am happy and I want to play with him," said Kevin Rodriguez, an eighth grader at Highbridge Garden School.
Members of the Radio City Rockettes also held a fitness class. There was face painting as well as a back to school give away.