A couple of New York Knicks superstars stopped in at the Chase Bank at 86th Street and 19th Avenue on February 12 for a meet and greet with patrons.
Former Knicks players John Starks and Larry Johnson visited the bank, spoke with fans, and signed autographs as one of many events in Chase’s “Basketball in the Boroughs” community outreach initiative.
The initiative spans the five boroughs and includes a number of similar meet and greets, youth events, and charitable donations by Chase across the city. Each month from December to April, a different borough is featured. In February, it was Brooklyn’s turn.
Starks and Johnson mingled with patrons and sat down to sign autographs during the event.
Other events that occurred during Chase’s “Brooklyn month” included a free youth basketball clinic hosted by Knicks players, a visit by players to another Chase location, a donation to fund the refurbishment of a recreation center in Brownsville, and a special “Brooklyn-themed” game with the Toronto Raptors, which occurred Madison Square Garden on February 13.