By Jason Schott - New York Sports Examiner Associate Editor - @JESchott19 on Twitter
CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano were teammates on the Yankees and are still teaming up for charity.
Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation and Cano’s RC22 Foundation will host the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on Thursday, August 21 at 8 p.m.
Sabathia and Cano will serve as captains to two celebrity basketball teams, which will be announced closer to the game. All ticket proceeds from the event will serve to benefit both PitCCh In Foundation and RC22 Foundation equally. The event aims to increase opportunities for underserved youth in the areas of education, wellness and fitness.
The Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game will feature a celebrity basketball game showdown between Team Sabathia and Team Cano, a dunk performance, 3-point competition, half court contest, live auction and more as Radio and TV Host Angie Martinez will be the master of ceremony.
“We are excited to bring our two charities together under one common goal,” Sabathia said.
“We will be bringing spectators, including many youth groups, under the Barclays Center roof for an entertaining game and rewarding experience,” Cano said.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster, by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, June 21 at noon, if they are still available. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
The PitCCh In Foundation, founded by CC and Amber Sabathia, serves to enrich the lives of inner city youth and raise self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. Robinson Cano’s RC22 Foundation aims to positively impact the lives of underserved children and communities both locally and globally by improving outcomes in the areas of youth development and community healthcare. These two foundations will come together to present the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center, with the proceeds benefiting specific projects within each foundation. The RC22 Foundation will use all proceeds for Dream Schools in the Dominican Republic, while The PitCCh In Foundation will focus on baseball field renovation.
Roc Nation Sports takes a holistic service approach, which includes supporting its athletes’ desires to have a charitable impact in their communities.
Dania Diaz, Roc Nation Managing Director, Philanthropy, said, “We support their charitable platforms in a multitude of ways. The Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game strives to positively impact and unite both charities under one common goal: to increase opportunities and positive experiences for our youth.”
For more information on the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game visit www.rnsummerclassic.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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