For immediate release- June 15th, 2012
East Hampton, New York- The 64th East Hampton Artists and Writers Softball Game, featuring a lineup that includes some of the most talented and creative East Enders, will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2PM in Herrick Park, in the heart of East Hampton Village. Batting Practice starts at noon.
Stepping up to the plate this year for the Artists will be Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Josh Charles, Mark Feuerstein, Anthony from WEHM, Eric Ernst, Ed Hollander, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Walter Bernard, Jean Reno, Gregg Bello, Bill Strong, and Lori Singer, among many others. On the Writers side, team members include Ken Auletta, Mike Lupica, Giada de Laurentiis, George Stephanopoulos, Lawrence O’Donnell, Mort Zuckerman, Jim Leyritz, Rod Gilbert, Mark Weinstein, Rick leventhal, Bill Collage, Mark Green and Richard Wiese.
Umpires include Dan Rattiner, Hon Judge Richard Lowe III, Bridget Fleming. Announcers will be Juliet Papa, James Lipton, Ali Wentworth and Fred Graver. There will be a special tribute to Bert Sugar.
Families are invited to enjoy hot dogs and burgers by Suzy Sirloin, Joe & Liza’s Bay Burger Ice Cream & Snapple with dozens of raffles & games for the kids. Limited edition 2012 Game T-shirts and hats will also be available for sale. The National Anthem will be performed by Singers from dozens of Houses of Worship on the East End. Nancy Atlas will sing for the 7th inning stretch.
Suggested donation of $10 which will benefit four charities:
East End Hospice provides care for terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones. Hospice also offers bereavement counseling and sponsors Camp Good Grief, a summer day camp for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
East Hampton Day Care Learning Center provides exceptional early education to more than 100 children every day, focusing on the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.
Phoenix Houses of Long Island offers substance abuse treatment and prevention services, including an adult outpatient program in East Hampton and the Phoenix House Academy of Long Island, a residential high school and treatment program.
The Retreat is the only domestic violence abuse agency offering comprehensive services to woman and children on the East End.
The 2012 Artists Writers Game is being sponsored by HBO, Daily News, Squad Security, Shana Alexander Foundation, Hollander Design, Regal Theaters, 1010 WINS, Dr Ron Noy, Dan’s Papers, Snapple, Ronnette Riley Architect, Sag Harbor Express, Lafayette 148, Walter Bernard Design, American Transit Insurance, Hampton International Film Festival, Suzy Sirloin, LIRR, ESPNradio, Allstate, Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, JCOH, Bay Street Theater, Alfred Dunner, Film The Hamptons, Hamptons International Film Festival, Snapple and Grand Stand Sports.
(Raindate August 25th)