The New York Knicks partnered with Verizon to honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on March 27, with one 18-year-old high school graduate from Harlem receiving a scholarship, Patch reported.
Bri Butler was honored on the court Monday night during the Knicks’ game against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. Her $60,000 Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship will go toward attending an HBCU of her choice.
Butler is part of SCAN-Harbor, an organization that supports at-risk children and their families. He plans to play basketball in college.
Other events on the night included the 10-piece Morgan State University choir singing the national anthem, a halftime performance by the Howard University marching band, an HBCU college fair, an HBCU panel and a tribute to team legend and Grambling State alum Willis Reed, who has passed away. 21st of March.