Showdown in Chinatown Happens Tonight in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 at 10:18 am by

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The fifth annual Showdown in Chinatown to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation happens tonight at 6:30pm in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Stanton. Many professional athletes from the soccer and basketball world have competed in this popular event. Numerous stars from both the basketball and soccer worlds have participated in the past, including Some basketball athletes from past showdowns include Tony Parker, Grant Hill, Claudio Reyna, Adrian Mutu, and Ryan Babel, just to name a few.

As for this year? We’ve been carefully watching the Twitter feed constantly for updates on who’s playing this evening, and the following have committed:

Salomon Kalou
Robbie Rogers
Maurice Edu
Jimmy Conrad
Thierry Henry
Claudio Reyna
Stu Holden
Jozie Altidore
Patrick Viera
Guiseppe Rossi

For people interested in watching the soccer match bleacher seating and standing room are available on a first-come first serve basis.

The Steve Nash Foundation assists underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. It builds healthy communities by growing health in kids. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Educare Arizona, bringing best practices in early learning to at-risk children. Founded in 2011, Educare Arizona brings high quality educational opportunities and healthcare access for children up to 5 years of age and their families.

Written by Andrew Cohen

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