The New York Liberty will help usher in a new school year with Back-to-School Night presented by Kids Foot Locker, as they take on the Connecticut Sun on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30pm at Madison Square Garden. The Liberty will welcome singer Laura Marano to the court for a special halftime performance for fans, who can also expect to partake in a series of fun activities including school supply giveaways, contests and more. Additionally, the Liberty will be celebrating Garden of Dreams Night, which will highlight Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation and the children it impacts.
The New York Liberty’s Back-to-School night will give fans the chance to watch actress and singer Laura Marano perform her hit “Boombox” as well as her brand new single “La La” on the court at Madison Square Garden during halftime. Fans can also visit liberty.wnba.com to enter a sweepstakes to win two courtside seats next to Marano at the game, as she cheers on the Liberty against the Sun. The first 5,000 fans to enter The Garden will receive a Laura Marano poster in addition to a Kids Footlocker Back-to-School pocket folder.
Marano broke out as the lead in the international hit Disney Channel television series “Austin and Ally,” playing “Ally” for 8 seasons and recently debuted her hit single “Boombox” this spring.
The Liberty will also spotlight the Garden of Dreams Foundation with Garden of Dreams Night, where children from the Foundation will be given the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the in-game experience – from singing the national anthem, to performing musical numbers, and serving as a guest announcer. Liberty fans are encouraged to donate new sports equipment to the first annual Girls Sports Drive, to help benefit young girls who are in need of new athletic gear as they head into the new school year and pursue new activities or continue playing their favorite sports. Suggested donations include water bottles, socks, ace bandages, yoga mats, headbands and more.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment that presents or hosts a broad array of world-class events – including concerts, sporting events, family shows and special events – in an unparalleled mix of celebrated venues that span four of the nation’s largest entertainment markets. Those venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. In addition, MSG has a diverse collection of properties that includes some of the most widely-recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). The Company also features popular original entertainment productions — the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s premier Boston Calling Music Festival. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com