Scenes from Steve Nash’s 9th Annual Showdown NYC on the LES [PHOTOS]
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Last night, the Lower East Side again played host to the annual Showdown NYC. It was the ninth outing for retired ball player Steve Nash, who rallied his athlete friends for another inner-city friendly.
As in years prior, a delegation of NBA, MLS, and international soccer stars, as well as notable personalities, gathered at Nike field on Stanton Street to support the Nash’s eponymous charity which works “to increase access to critical needs resources for children in underserved communities and populations.” This year, the pitch attracted stars such as Landon Donovan, Chris Mullen, Francesco Valiani, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Notable takeaways included both the overabundance of corporate advertising and a thinning of the usual fan base (perhaps the Copa America had something to do with that).