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Barclays Center treats victims of Sandy to free seats and dinner

NY1 reported, in Brooklyn Students Enjoy Post-Sandy Treat At Barclays Center:
Students at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies on Monday were treated to dinner and tickets to a college basketball tournament at Barclays Center.

"To be able to see this place and have the good food and watch a good game was really fun," said Nelson Perez, an eighth grader at the school.

Most of the students live in Red Hook and suffered through the devastation of Hurricane Sandy for weeks.

...The Ruiz family was among the roughly 100 people who were bused to the arena where they had a thanksgiving meal at the 40/40 club and watched the Progressive Legends Classic.

"We just wanted to give them a moment to experience the Barclays Center, have some great food and hopefully make their lives better for a couple of hours," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.
Somehow I think they "just" also wanted to make sure the media knew about it, too. The real gift was the dinner; the game was hardly sold out.

Also see Thanksgiving at Barclays Center For Sandy Victims , from Patch, and Sandy victims' spirits lifted by Barclays Center Thanksgiving, from the New York Post.

I'm still waiting for the Post and NY1 to cover the demise of BUILD.