Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and a group of young athletes, coaches, parents, and team volunteers suited up and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, October 18th. The purpose of this walk was to call attention to the need for more safe spaces to play. Grand Street Campus High School Wolves Athletics with Assistant Principal Tommy Torres were among the hundreds who marched and mentioned the positive impact that youth sports has had on addressing childhood obesity, gang violence, and social development issues.
A sports expo at Brooklyn Borough Hall offering resources for families and giveaways for local athletic events followed the march. The march and expo were sponsored by Global Mixed Gender Basketball, Modell’s Sporting Goods, and Target.