On Sunday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams led hundreds of youngsters across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness about the lack of safe spaces for youth to play sports in the borough.
The young athletes were decked out in full sports gear as they made their walk across the bridge along with the Adams, parents and coaches from their respective sports teams.
Those present for the march represented 20 different athletic disciplines and dozens of local teams.
The march was organized to call for greater access of safe public spaces where these sports teams can practice and train.
Following the march, a press conference highlighted some of the positive impacts of youth sports programs in various neighborhoods throughout the borough including the reduction in childhood obesity, gang violence, and social development issues.
This was followed by a sports expo held at Brooklyn Borough Hall where families and young athletes had access to a host of free resources and giveaways for upcoming athletic events.
Among the teams participating at the march were students from East Williamsburg’s Grand Street High School Campus.
Assistant Principal Tommy Torres marched with a group of students representing the Grand Street Campus High School Wolves Athletics.