The Game will benefit four East Hampton-based charities, including Phoenix Houses of Long Island, where men, women, and teens learn to break the cycle of substance abuse and dependence. Phoenix House is honored to be a beneficiary of this historic event for the eighth consecutive year.
The Artists and Writers Softball Game began as a Sunday afternoon pastime in the summer of 1948. The first games were played in Wilfrid Zogbaum’s front yard by artists such as Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Philip Pavia, Jackson Pollack and Joan Mitchell. The game soon expanded to include writers, politicians, actors, musicians, publishers, editors and television personalities.
Last year’s event was attended by Christie Brinkley and Russel Simmons, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Daily News. Alec Baldwin, Dustin Hoffman, and Paul Simon have swung at bat, and even Bill Clinton has umpired.
The 2012 Artist’s and Writer’s Game promises to be yet another thrilling contest of athletic skill and artistic talent, and we’d love for you to join us. For information on how to purchase tickets, visit www.artistswritersgame.org.
*Note: This event was originally scheduled for August 18, 2012 and was rescheduled due to weather.