Phoenix House Academy in Long Island clients and staff were among the volunteers joining the crowd at the 65th Annual Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game at Herrick Park on August 17th in East Hampton, as the Artists beat the Writers 8-6. Our clients and staff worked the food and refreshments concession during the game. A few had the opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton, who was making a surprise return visit to the star-studded ballpark. Other celebrity participants included Today Show host Matt Lauer, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Carl Bernstein, James Lipton, Juliet Papa, Ken Auletta, Mike Lupica, Jim Leyritz, Lori Singer, Ed Burns, and many more.
This year’s outing raised an unprecedented $150,000–almost ten times more than past years–through game tickets, souvenirs, pre-game party, silent and live auctions, and raffles to benefit Phoenix House Academy in Long Island, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, East End Hospice, and The Retreat. We extend our warmest thanks to game organizers Leif Hope and Debby McEneaney for their years of friendship and generosity; we are proud and grateful to be longtime participants at this fun Hamptons summer tradition.
Phoenix House Academy in Long Island, located on the East End, serves adolescent males struggling with substance abuse. Our Academy model is designed to help young clients prepare for productive, self-sufficient, and drug-free lives. Residents complete treatment while taking part in the Academy’s fully accredited on-site academic program, which allows clients to catch up on their studies or earn credit toward their high school diplomas.
Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House Academy in Long Island, or call our toll-free number today at: 1 888 671 9392.