CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation and Robinson Cano’s RC22 Foundation will host the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn 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.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. 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 tickets are still available. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
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 much more with a special master of ceremony – Radio and TV Host Angie Martinez.
“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.
The PitCCh In Foundation, founded by Amber and CC Sabathia, serves to enrich the lives of inner city youth and raise self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. Similarly, 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. “We support their charitable platforms in a multitude of ways,” explained Dania Diaz, Roc Nation Managing Director, Philanthropy. “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.”
About PitCCh In Foundation
The PitCCh In Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by CC Sabathia and his wife Amber. The foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities in the New York Tri-state area and Northern California. The foundation showcases three signature programs that provide young people with the tools to be successful in school and on the field. Additionally, the PitCCh In Foundation is dedicated to supporting and renovating baseball fields in the community. For more information, visit www.PitCCh.org.
About RC22 Foundation
The mission of the RC22 Foundation is to positively impact the lives of underserved children and communities both locally and globally. Since its inception as a 501c3 charitable organization in October 2011, the RC22 Foundation has established and engaged in various initiatives that expand opportunities for improved outcomes in the areas of youth development and community healthcare. Currently, the RC 22 Foundation is working on building its first school in Robinson Cano’shometown in San Pedro De Macoris, for children ages 3-8 years old. For more information about the RC22 Foundation, visit www.cano24.com.
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