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Hain Celestial and Knicks' Wilson Chandler & Garden of Dreams Give Thanks at Children's Aid Society in Harlem

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hain Celestial and Knicks' Wilson Chandler & Garden of Dreams Give Thanks at Children's Aid Society in Harlem15:19 EST Monday, November 22, 2010MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life?, today announced that together with the Garden of Dreams Foundation and New York Knickerbocker forward Wilson Chandler, they will host a special Thanksgiving Day event with families from The Children's Aid Society's Dunlevy Milbank Center on Monday, Nov. 22. In the afternoon, Wilson will visit Children's Aid with some of his teammates, the Knicks City Dancers and Irwin D. Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial, to donate 300 Thanksgiving Day meals to families serviced by the center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050324/NYTH131)The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Network and Fuse to "make dreams come true for children in crisis." Garden of Dreams partners with local children's hospitals, "wish" organizations and community-based organizations to build on-going, unforgettable programs for children in the tri-state area. Hain Pure Protein Corporation has partnered with Wilson and the Garden of Dreams Foundation to donate 150 all-natural Plainville Farms® turkeys that are free of antibiotics and hormones and raised humanely on family farms. With their generosity, a total of 300 full meals will be provided to the families of Dunlevy Milbank Center.  "Giving thanks for all that we have, it's a honor to be able to partner with the Garden of Dreams in providing healthy holiday meals through the Children's Aid Society at the Dunlevy Milbank Center once again," said Irwin Simon.   The special holiday event will also include a surprise performance from the Knicks City Dancers, music from the special guest DJ and interactive games on the Knicks Groove Truck. Who:Knicks forward Wilson Chandler and teammatesKnicks City DancersIrwin D. Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hain Celestial Group. Inc.Families serviced by The Children's Aid SocietyWhat:Wilson Chandler, Knicks City Dancers and members of The Hain Celestial Group will deliver 300 Thanksgiving Day meals to families at The Children's Aid Society.When:Monday, Nov. 22, 20104:00 ? 6:00 p.m.Where:The Children's Aid Society's Dunlevy Milbank Center14-32 West 118th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard)New York, NY The NBA's New York Knickerbockers basketball team, in its 65th year of operation is part of Madison Square Garden, a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and MSG Media, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive MSG's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that MSG creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, throughout the country. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG's diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from MSG's venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD) a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Media is also responsible for managing interactive initiatives across all business segments. More information is available at www.msg.com.The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.The Hain Celestial Group (Nasdaq: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Café?, Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Granose®, Realeat®, Linda McCartney®, Daily Bread?, Lima®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Earth's Best TenderCare® and Martha Stewart Clean?.  Hain Celestial has been providing "A Healthy Way of Life?" since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain-celestial.com.Hain Pure Protein CorporationHain Pure Protein, headquartered in New Oxford, PA, is a joint venture between Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P., with a majority interest, and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.  Hain Pure Protein is a leading supplier of natural, vegetarian-fed and antibiotic-free poultry products.  Hain Pure Protein grows and markets turkeys under the Plainville Farms® brand and chicken under the FreeBird? brand for major retailers, specialty and natural food stores and foodservice operators nationwide.The Children's Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City.  Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation's largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York's neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.orgSOURCE The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.For further information: Mary Anthes, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., +1-631-730-2200