NEW YORK, NY (May 27, 2021) – The New York Knickerbockers have announced Peter Kerre, founder of SafeWalksNYC, as this month’s Sweetwater Clifton “City Spirit” Award winner for his and his organization’s impact on keeping New Yorkers safe. The award, named in honor of Basketball Hall-of-Famer Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the first African American to play for the Knicks, recognizes individuals who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. Each month throughout the Knicks season, a winner is chosen by members of the Knicks organization and are honored with a $5,000 donation in his or her name made out to a charity of their choice.
Peter created SafeWalksNYC because he felt there was more, he and other volunteers, could do to keep members of their community safe. He and the other 100+ volunteers offer themselves as a physical presence to help fellow community members travel to and from areas throughout New York City, and have taken an increased role in being there for Asian American communities. SafeWalksNYC has teams based in Manhattan and Brooklyn but provide their assistance all over the city. To learn how you can participate in SafeWalksNYC, please visit their website: https://linktr.ee/safewalks
The Knicks are working to grow the program throughout New York City’s five boroughs. To read more about Peter, and other past winners, please visit https://www.nba.com/knicks/sweetwater
About Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.
Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) (NYSE: MSGS) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information is available at www.msgsports.com.
About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2019 sales of $6.2 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid-Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; RenewLife® digestive health products; and Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements. The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, included on CR Magazine’s 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron’s 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies, the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index and the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed about $12 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2019. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com, including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.