The “Power Forward” concert, originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 26th at Madison Square Garden, is a charity concert that will bring together New York and New Jersey business professionals, city officials, activists, philanthropists, and residents for a night of music and advocacy.
“Though it is unfortunate that we have to reschedule our charity event, this is a very exciting time for Madison Square Garden Sports as this is the first time in a while that both the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers are in the playoffs at the same time,” says Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, President and Co-founder of GCF.
The partnership between GCF and The New York Liberty will continue and be expanded to include more of the New York Liberty basketball players. “Power Forward” is the result of a strategic partnership between GCF and The New York Liberty who share a common goal of spreading awareness about women’s health and empowerment. Developed during the 40th anniversary of Title IX, “Power Forward” specifically addresses the importance of using women’s sports and women athletes to increase physical activity and reduce obesity among impoverished women and girls.
You can continue to show your support of this partnership by purchasing “Power Forward” tickets which includes season tickets for The New York Liberty basketball games and free access to all “Power Forward” events at powerforward.eventbrite.com.
Proceeds from “Power Forward” will go towards GCF’s Health, Education, and Literacy (H.E.A.L.) program which educates both parents and children in Newark, Orange and East Orange about the benefits of health and wellness.
For more information on “Power Forward” and GCF, please visit grass-rootsfoundation.org.
GrassROOTS Community Foundation
GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a collaborative effort of Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, co-founder and lead MC of the Grammy Award Winning group, the Roots, and sociologist, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias. The foundation is committed to contributing to the health and well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. Merging the talents of socially conscious artists with those of a rigorous scientific research and creative team, GCF invests their energy into developing the capacity of community based organizations that offer educational and recreational services to disadvantaged women and girls.
H.E.A.L. is a family program that teaches parents and children about the joys and health benefits of yoga and cooking together. The program welcomes parents with children (K-3rd grade) to practice Ancient Kemetic yoga to experience the benefits of increased focus, agility and higher energy: keys to educational and professional achievement.
The New York Liberty
The New York Liberty is a professional basketball team currently based in Newark, New Jersey, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was one of the eight original franchises of the league. The New York Liberty is owned by Madison Square Garden and is led by head coach John Whisenant.