Softball Game Benefits Academy of Long Island

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Artists Writers Game benefits east end charitiesIt’s that time of year again, just weeks away, as celebrities and fans gather to join us at the 66th Annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Softball Game on August 16th at Herrick Park. Phoenix House Academy of Long Island is among the beneficiaries of this star-studded east end tradition, along with The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, The Retreat, and East End Hospice. Batting practice starts at noon, with the first pitch at 2:00 pm. Admission is a suggested  donation of $10 at the gate.

Celebrities stepping up to the plate this year for the cause include: New York Daily News columnist and best-selling author Mike Lupica, New Yorker writer and best-selling author Ken Auletta, New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman, NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer, author Walter Isaacson, artist Eric Ernst, Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers, Born to Explore host Richard Weise, former MLB slugger Jim Leyritz, actors Lori Singer, Josh Charles, and Ed Burns, former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, and many more.

We are truly honored to be one of the beneficiaries at these festivities. Come enjoy a fun afternoon of entertainment, competition, and star sightings on the field and in the bleachers. A special exhibit of memorabilia from the game is on display from August 9-17 at the Glenn Horowitz Gallery in East Hampton with a special reception held on August 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Meet the players at the special First Pitch Pre-Game Party the night before the game, on Friday, August 15th at LTV Studios in Wainscott, featuring live music by Mary Fahl (formerly of October Project), silent auctions, and food from local restaurants. Tickets are $40 in advance here or $50 at the door the night of the event.

Phoenix House Academy of Long Island is a residential treatment program serving adolescent males struggling with substance abuse, with a fully accredited on-site academic program allowing clients to earn credit towards their high school diplomas or catch up on their studies. We strive to help our students prepare for productive, self-sufficient, drug free lives.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at our Long Island Academy, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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