On the heels of her Spirit of Life Award, Ramy Brook Sharp, founder and creative director of Ramy Brook, was recognized at the annual RENS gala last week. Hosted by Chris Cuomo, the event recognized Sharp for her involvement and support of the RENS charity, which provides free individualized tutoring and SAT prep for more than 250 basketball-playing inner-city youth and is well-known for its strong stance against gun violence. Among the 900 guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street were basketball Hall of Famers Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Spencer Haywood, Lenny Wilkens, and Isiah Thomas, as well as former New York Knicks players John Starks, Larry Johnson, Herb Williams, and Mel Davis.
“The RENS organization is a family to many of the players,” Sharp said as she accepted the award. “It is a place where players feel safe. Being a part of a family, the RENS organization provides hope through education…and a belief they can achieve their dreams.”