New York, NY - On Wednesday, June 26, with the first days of Summer upon us, many soccer fans throughout the city were treated to to the Steve Nash Foundation Showdown which took place at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
In a match that featured a plethora of sports stars and goals, Team U.S.A. edged Team World 9-7. Team U.S.A. player Joakim Noah was awarded the Girard-Perregaux Most Valuable Player Award. Showdown NYC’s players included:
Team Blue (World): Simone Sandri (Showdown Co-Founder), Steve Nash (Showdown Co-Founder and LA Laker), Massimo Ambrosini (AC Milan), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina), Emmerson Boyce (Wigan), Marco Belinelli (Chicago Bulls), Mikel Alonso (Liga Veteran)
Team Red (USA): Stuart Holden (Bolton), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga CF), Rod Fanni (Olympique de Marseille), Sacha Kliestan (Anderlecht), Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Sammy Amoebi (Newcastle).
After the charity match, the action kept going at Showdown After Hours, a ticketed cocktail event, generously hosted by The Penny Farthing. 100% of proceeds from the auction and ticket sales to Showdown and Showdown After Hours benefit the Steve Nash Foundation’s initiatives.
While an event like the Steve Nash Foundation Showdown is important to have, we should always take a moment to be appreciative for those who volunteer their time. So the next time you attend a charity event, please be sure to thank a volunteer. Or if you’re too proud to thank s/he, then have some class and be respectfully and pick up after yourself.
About the Steve Nash Foundation:
The Steve Nash Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) and registered Canadian charity dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. The Foundation works to increase access to critical needs resources at home and abroad to ensure that every child has a chance to grow.
The Showdown benefits Educare, the Steve Nash Foundation’s platform to provide highest-quality early learning opportunities to low-income children and families. Learn more at www.stevenash.org.
This year’s Showdown was sponsored by Vita Coco, Under Armour, JetBlue, ESPN New York, Major League Soccer, Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, Kappa USA, Beck & Score, WAT-AAH!, Jawbone ®, and Phebe’s Tavern & Grill. Time Warner Cable will televise the event in English as well as Spanish in major markets including Ohio, Minnesota, NY, and Texas, beginning in July.