Team Captain Teresa Weatherspoon to Visit PS 194

New York Liberty Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2002 - New York Liberty team captain and WNBA All-Star Teresa Weatherspoon will help tip-off celebrations for Black History Month on February 5, as part of the Liberty Cheering for Children after school commitment. Weatherspoon will host a discussion with more than 50 after school students from PS 194 in Manhattan as part of a program called Promote the Quote. The program will introduce several quotes from Martin Luther King and provide a forum to discuss the ideals he embodied. The event will tip-off at 4:30 pm at the school, located at 244 West 144th Street in Manhattan.

"I grew up with the words of Dr. King helping to shape my life. My whole family, my brothers, uncles, parents all taught me from a very young age how important it was not only to be tolerant of all different kinds of people, but how to reach out across the barriers we've all built," describes Weatherspoon. "I can only hope by discussing some of his great visions, we can build a better community for kids today."

While the event on February 5th focuses on Martin Luther King, the Liberty will continue to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Stay logged on to for insights from many of the Liberty players.

New York Liberty Cheering for Children, a division of the Madison Square Garden Cheering for Children Foundation, works to support after school programs throughout New York City, including 120 after-school programs supporting 30,000 children.

The New York Liberty basketball team, beginning its sixth year of operation with the 2002 season, is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns a controlling interest in the MSG L.P., which also include the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the Hartford Wolfpack (American Hockey League), the MSG Network, Fox Sports New York and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.