Grammy-Award winner/R&B singer Ashanti stopped by CNN this morning with NY Knicks Baller Allan Houston, where the duo talked about supporting the “Garden of Dreams” foundation along with their “starting point” experience’s with host Soledad O’brien.
Madison Square Garden’s, “Garden of Dreams” has made special, once-in-a-lifetime experiences a reality for a nearly a quarter of a million of children since 2006. These experiences offer exclusive access to MSG celebrities, events and venues. With one event held yesterday featured the New York Knicks, Rangers and even the Radio City Rockettes.
“It’s a wonderful foundation,” “It creates unique experiences for kids to kind of just experience their dreams,” she says. “Being a part of that is absolutely an honor.”
On if the foundation offers a lasting experience that transcends at-least one day at these iconic locations.
“It’s just so much that they do,” for underprivileged children that includes after-school programs, Houston answers. The activities last a week and the kids return yearly, Ashanti explains. “It’s like a family that continues to grow,” she adds. “You begin to see the same kids over and over.”
“It takes all of these, the whole brand, and kind of wraps it all together and provides this experience.” He shares his favorite event, a talent show at Radio City Music Hall. “You have all these kids” who are singing, dancing or doing poetry. “They can actually walk on Radio City Music Hall and show their gifts and talents.”
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