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Trevor Booker Surprises Kids and Volunteers at Local Brooklyn School

Trevor Booker surprised kids and volunteers at Brownsville Ascend School in Brooklyn on Martin Luther King Day. Booker went with teammate Sean Kilpatrick, where the two helped build and paint benches and book shelves for reading nooks.

“The event was awesome! We live in a community in which our children sometimes don’t get to do much outside of where they live, so it was really good to have players come from a basketball team come in and help our children work with their parents that they can then use throughout the school”, said Coelette Martindale, the 3rd through 4th grade Dean of Students at Ascend Lower School. 1501 Pitkin Avenue.

“It’s about Dr. Martin Luther King’s concept of the ‘Beloved Community’, where people who aren’t connected by blood tie or are familial tie just band together to do good for a cause other than themselves and that’s what today exemplified. It was wonderful, said Erika Hamilton, Executive Director for City Year New York.

The players stayed longer, taking pictures and signing autographs with more than 100 students and parents that showed up to the event.

Booker has been very active since signing with the Nets this offseason. On top of other volunteer opportunities through the Nets organization, he took families shopping for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is all while having a career year with the Nets, posting per game averages of 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals!