The combined efforts of partner Jeff S. Korek and his law firm Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have led to another successful year for The Gardiner Foundation’s 8th Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament. Local press, namely The Scarsdale Inquirer, highlighted such efforts for providing hope and support for the Bronx families experiencing devastating losses and the community as a whole.
The Gardiner Foundation
While playing in a Westchester County basketball league, Korek learned of a family tragedy that led Dexter Gardiner to establish The Gardiner Foundation in memoriam of six of his family members who lost their lives in a devastating car accident on the Bronx River Parkway. With the help and support of Korek and Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., The Gardiner Foundation has provided families experiencing devastating losses with the emotional and financial support they need.
The Foundation hosts two major annual events, the Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament and the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.
Korek has taken The Gardiner Foundation to another level. Since 2009, Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. has been the sponsor title of the main event of the foundation, The Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament.
“We have been sponsoring the event by footing the entire bill and feeding more than 3,000 spectators,” said Korek. “The money and manpower we donate each year provides various needs supported by The Gardiner Foundation.”
This year’s 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament was held on August 17th and 18th in the St. James Park. The two-day event was filled with exciting games and offered free food and beverages to all spectators. But the highlight of the Tournament was the Bronx coming together to support and encourage the youth of the community. The Gardiner Foundation handed out four scholarships to college bound high school seniors, 150 knap sacks filled with school supplies, and honored families who lost loved ones with special plaques prepared using generous donations.
“We are very proud to be able to give back to a community that is clearly in need,” said Korek.
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