Philip F. McGovern Jr., Connell Foley's managing partner, was honored with the "Hero Award" by the Team Walker organization at its Evening of Dreams event on October 6, 2016.
“We are really excited to be presenting Phil with the Hero Award,” said Jerry Walker. “This is a person who cares about people and has been extremely good to Team Walker. He is part of a group of honorees that believe in our programs and have been a large part of our success in helping many kids in Jersey City. We are thrilled to have them as part of our team.”
Team Walker was founded by Jersey City, New Jersey natives Jerry and Jasper Walker, who aspired to give Jersey City children the same after-school programs they enjoyed while growing up. Team Walker’s vision was to create a program that would provide safe and constructive alternatives to the negative influences that plague inner city youth today. Through structured recreational involvement, children learn how to focus on teamwork, responsibility, persistence and unity. The program has been hugely successful, growing from one basketball court and a handful of children, to over 1,000 participants and year-round academic and athletic programs in Jersey City.
Mr. McGovern was honored along with Seton Hall basketball coach Kevin Willard and Thomas Coughlin, the President and CEO of BCB Community Bank. The proceeds of the Evening of Dreams event help Team Walker run its programs for hundreds of families in Jersey City.
For more information about Team Walker, please visit their website at www.teamwalker.org.