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Artists vs. Writers Annual Charity Softball Game - East Hampton

By August 8, 2011

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For many decades, the Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game has raised money for good causes. This year, the 63nd annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in Herrick Park, East Hampton, NY. Batting practice starts at noon and the game begins at 2 p.m. Admission fee: suggested donation of $10.

Bring the kids to this family-friendly event. Snapple's event truck will offer hamburgers and hot dogs, and there'll also be Soft Serve Fruit plus dozens of raffles that day. Limited edition 2011 Game T-shirts and hats will also be available for sale.

Pitting artistic celebrities against those with a literary bent, the Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game has boasted past team members including Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Jay McInerny, Dustin Hoffman, Kurt Vonnegut, George Plimpton, John Irving and many more who are famous for their talents... which may or may not include athletic skills.

Stepping up to the plate this year for the Artists will be Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Eric Ernst, Ed Hollander, Edward Tyler Nahem, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Josh Charles, Walter Bernard, Greg Bello and Lori Singer, among many others. On the Writers side, team members include Ken Auletta, Mike Lupica, Josh Charles, Carl Bernstein, Mort Zuckerman, Richard Reeves, Jim Leyritz, Rod Gilbert, Mark Weinstein, Gail Sheehy, Mark Green, Lawrence O'Donnell, Roger Rosenblatt, Richard Wiese and Maria Eftimiades.

Also in attendance this year will be famed Irish tenor David O'Leary, who has sung for former President Bill Clinton, President of Ireland Mary McAleese, U.S .Chief Justice John Roberts, Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland, the New York Mets and the New York Giants. He will be performing for the crowd and will also announce the release of his debut album.

For more information about the game and tickets, please go to the official Artists and Writers Annual Charity Softball Game website.
Photo Sonia Moskowitz

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