The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown is back! Showcasing athletes from both basketball and soccer and raising funds for critical needs services for kids, this fun game of pick-up soccer in the middle of New York City is one of the most innovative charitable events this summer!
Bringing together some of the top NBA and soccer stars from around the globe for the seventh year, it’s a great opportunity for sports fans to get up close and personal with some of their favorite athletes! It’s a 7-on-7 match that has been running for seven years now, and in the past has included Leandro Barbosa, Massimo Ambrosini, Marco Belinelli, Raja Bell, Thierry Henry, Chris Bosh, Klay Thompson, Claudio Reyna, Tony Parker, Adrian Mutu, Grant Hill and many more. It’s a great opportunity for basketball and soccer fans to see some of their favorite players square off in the heart of New York, sitting just feet from the action.
There are a variety of ways to participate in this year’s Showdown, whether that’s hanging with your friends, sitting pitch side or entertaining a group of your friends or even playing in this exhibition match of a lifetime. And, the event isn’t exclusive to donations: if you are unable to donate, bleacher seating is free to the public!
Here are the details for this year’s Showdown in New York City:
What: Steve Nash Foundation Showdown – soccer friendly featuring NBA, pro soccer stars
When: Wednesday, June 25th @ 6:30 pm
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side (Chrystie Street between Stanton and Rivington), NYC
AND, there is also a fun event the next day at one of their favorite Lower East Side locations to watch the USA v. Germany World Cup match.
So, how do you get tickets? Here are a few options if you want to see the action up close:
Standing Fieldside VIP & WORLD CUP VIEWING Package : ($250 donation)
Seated Fieldside VIP & WORLD CUP VIEWING Package ($500 donation)
Compete in the event yourself ($25,000 donation)
Entertain! (15) on-field VIP seats, VIP access & World Cup Viewing package, more! (15,000 Donation)
Bleacher Seating – first-come first-served (FREE to the public)
This year, Steve and the Foundation are also teaming up with Prizeo for an an awesome prize package, that includes playing in the game with Steve Nash and his NBA and professional soccer friends! For a small donation (starting at $10), you will be entered to win roundtrip airfare and two nights at the SIXTY LES Hotel for you AND a guest.
You can get all the details on the official Showdown page for more information on tickets and the history of the event.
Lakers Nation is also teaming up with the Steve Nash Foundation and giving away an awesome prize package that includes an official Replica Los Angeles Lakers #10 Steve Nash signed jersey, authentic Steve Nash signed shoes (limited edition), a Steve Nash signed photo and more! Contest begins June 9th, so make sure to check back on LakersNation.com for more info!
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