Brooklyn Nets unveil renovated gym at Joseph Miccio Community Center in Red Hook

BROOKLYN –The Brooklyn Nets have unveiled their 75th anniversary NBA legacy project — renovating and reopening the fitness facility at the Joseph Miccio Community Center, operated by Good Shepherd Services in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

To commemorate the NBA’s 75th anniversary, teams across the league worked hard to renovate spaces in their communities. The Miccio Community Center serves families in NYCHA Red Hook homes with programs throughout the year, providing a safe space for young people to learn and play. The center’s fitness room was damaged during Hurricane Ida in 2021, rendering the space unusable so far, and as part of this renovation, the Nets provided treadmills, a cycle machine, weights and racks, benches and other multifunctional equipment, as well as the installation of three murals in the space.

The Nets have a longstanding relationship with the Miccio Community Center — dating back to when the team moved to Brooklyn in 2012 — and one of the key ways the two organizations align is through a shared commitment to service. the community.

“We have identified Miccio Community Center as our 75th anniversary legacy project because we have seen their impactful work firsthand and seen the tremendous need for support,” said Mandy Gutmann, executive vice president of community relations. and communications at BSE Global, parent company of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center. “We saw the damage caused by Hurricane Ida and knew we had to help. Miccio’s work is vital to Red Hook and we are proud to join our amazing community partners who have all helped bring our vision to life. We hope that together we can continue to use the power of sport to have a lasting and positive impact and that this fitness center will inspire the residents of the neighborhood.

“I am so grateful to the Brooklyn Nets for making the fitness facility renovation possible for our young NYCHA participants,” said Michelle Yanche, Executive Director of Good Spread Services. “Le Miccio offers young people a safe space to learn and play. The renovated fitness facility will create new programming opportunities for our youth and the community, and we are all thrilled with the impact this will have on all of our program participants.

“To have our space renovated in this way is not only a great privilege and honor, but it is also a great opportunity to serve our youth,” said Roland Knight, Senior Director of Programs at the Joseph Miccio Community Center. “It was a pleasure to work with the Nets. I can’t begin to talk about how important this is to our community, and I look forward to continuing our partnership.

The renovated fitness center at the Joseph Miccio Community Center officially opened on Wednesday, May 4 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony with board member Alexa Aviles, Gutmann, Yanche, Knight, Nets legend Albert King and students involved in various community center programs.

Click HERE for the photos and HERE for the video of the renovations of the fitness room and the inauguration ceremony.

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