RIVERSIDE HAWKS ANNUAL GALA

The Riverside Hawks Program has been a staple in the Harlem community since it was created in 1961. Our mission is to improve the lives, academic opportunities, and career prospects of the young people in our community by using sports as a vehicle. Especially now as we emerge from two crises, the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing necessity for wide-reaching social justice, the work of the Riverside Hawks is even more essential.  Almost 70% of the 600+ children we serve come from the Washington Heights, Harlem, and Bronx neighborhoods.

The strength of our basketball program is legendary and nationally recognized.  Our alumni roster includes NBA players such as Donovan Mitchell, Ty Jerome, Eric Paschal, Chris Mullin, Tiny Archibald, Kenny Smith, Kenny Anderson, Ed Pinckney, Metta World Peace, Elton Brand, and Malik Sealy.  However, our core mission always remains helping boys and girls attain better academic outcomes and opportunities.  Our students have excelled off the court. 

  • 100% of our student athletes graduated high school in 2022
  • 100% of our 2022 graduates went on to college or post grad prep schools
  • Since 2020, our students received over $5 million in college scholarships and grants (over 4 years) and over $550,000 in prep school scholarships

OUR 2022 HONOREES

OUR 2022 GALA CO-CHAIRS

Emily & Clarence Anderson
Deb & Jeff Bailey
Erika Irish Brown & Frank Brown, Jr.
Howard Feinglass
Derek & Regina Ferguson
Erik & Jackie Gershwind
Phil & Anne Isom
Scott & Amy Jaffee
Matt Lentz
Rick & Jennifer Lerner
Scott Mills / BET
Chris Robinson 
Karen & Howard Sanders

2021 GALA HIGHLIGHTS

For more 2021 Gala Highlights please click the button below. 

SUPPORT YOUR RIVERSIDE HAWKS

If you would like to show your support via check, please make payments payable to the Riverside Hawks Hope Health and Hoops Corporation and mail them to

Riverside Hawks
Attn: Christopher Snell
91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027

For additional information, please call Christopher Snell at 917-554-0549 or email csnell@riversidehawks.org.

If you would like to make a General Donation, please click the button below. Thank you!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!