TUCKAHOE, N.Y. Donald Gunther, the founder of the Children for Cultural Differences basketball programs, reached out to the NBAs New Jersey Nets about his work with boys in the community. An answer came from Nets forward Anthony Morrow, who provided 30 tickets for the youth basketball players.
The Nets Athletes Assist Program, through Morrow, provided the tickets and 30 T-shirts for the CUCD program.
We reached out to the Nets about getting tickets for the kids and Anthony Morrow donated 30 tickets to see the Miami Heat play the Nets on April 16, said Gunther, who founded the CUCD and coaches the seventh grade team. Well be taking the seventh grade team who will be back as eighth-graders next season.
Gunther, who lives in Tuckahoe, founded then CUCD boys basketball program last year with member players from the Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville communities in an effort to bring young people from all ethnic and economic groups together on the court. The seventh grade team had a record of 13-3 this past season and advanced to the Tri-County Basketball League semifinals.
Gunther said he has asked his players to write to Morrow thanking him for his generosity.
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