Allan Houston Legacy Foundation

Stars Gather For Annual Poker Event

Allan Houston is the Assistant General Manager of the Knicks, and most people would think he’s got his hands full especially considering the off-season the Knicks have just had. As we’ve come out the other end clasping to our star player, the day-to-day rigmarole of assisting the running a basketball team or playing for that matter, was never enough for Houston.

The Foundation was started in 2001 to initially donate money to help the unfortunate families that were affected by the 9/11 tragedy. After that the Foundation helped initiate a series of welcomed projects around New York such as:

- NY Community Trust (2001-2004)
- My Teacher is a Hero Award (2001-2003)
- Allan Houston Celebrity Golf Classic (2002)
- Winter Wonderland at the Intrepid Museum (2004)
- Operation Heathy Kids with Harlem YMCA (2006)

The projects above are just some of the notable programs that the Foundation has been able to fund over the years. However, one of the most influential recent events that Houston’s has been curating is the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation Charity Poker Event. The event attracts a host of professional poker players, Knicks stars including Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire and also some of New York’s finest celebrities have been in attendance.

The idea to use a poker tournament as the fundraiser was an easy choice, with many sports using poker as a vehicle to raise money for charitable causes. Continue reading

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Episode 181: Explaining our Negativity

Marc and Jay explain why despite the Knicks record they haven’t exactly been positive lately.  Kona Shen from Goals Haiti calls in to tell about her great cause and Knicks promotion on April 9th.  You can find more details here.  We also learn that the debridement surgery Amare is getting basically does nothing.  We end the show with listener questions.

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