Date Set For Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown NYC’ 2014
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Save the date: Steve Nash’s 7th annual Showdown
in Chinatown NYC will get underway next month. As usual, the roster will remain a mystery until game time, but never disappoints – last year the teams were chock full of football and NBA fan favorites. Regardless of skill, each year the players deliver plenty of personality on the pitch, and the crowd returns the favor in enthusiasm. We are specifically reminded of Joakim Noah’s victory lap last year, egged on by the amused applause of the crowd. Not to mention the added bonus of kids getting to see and talk to their role models.
If you plan on being glued to the tv for the month of June (we are), you should bring your World Cup fever down to Sara D. Roosevelt Park anyway: the only Cup match that conflicts with Showdown that day is Ecuador v. France. Also, since it’s a World Cup year, football enthusiasts (21+) can join fellow Showdowners the following day at a Lower East Side watering hole (TBA), to cheer on USA v. Germany. Should be an interesting matchup, what with Klinsmann now at the helm for the US.
The kickabout is Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30pm, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street between Stanton and Rivington). Bleacher seats, as always, are free (get there early!), but if you’re looking to support the action further, check out the variety of VIP packages here. Proceeds benefit the Steve Nash Foundation.