Two years after successfully hosting a celebrity charity softball game across from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, Ballin’ 4 Peace returns this July to once again face-off against members of the NYPD and help bring communities together to spread peace through sports.
The initial event held at Elston Howard Field was both well-attended and covered live by News12 Bronx, thanks to some solid softball play on the field. Along with celebrities like Jermel Howard (from Power) producer Amadeus, and Brooklyn Rapper K Goddess all suited up for the Ballin 4 Peace All-Stars, the NYPD was well represented by Lieutenant Michael Almonte, Lieutenant Kai Bowen, and NYC Corrections Officer Linda Martinez, among a host of other officers who rounded out the NYPD Finest squad.
“Our first softball charity game was a hit thanks to the NYPD, the New York Parks & Rec. Department, and our partners like Just For Kids and Wooter Apparel,” said Ballin’ 4 Peace Founder, Haron Hargrave.
“Not only was the game the chance to bring unity to the community by working with the NYPD, but we shed positive light on spreading peace through sports in the Bronx as we held an unforgettable event and afternoon of giving back.”
This year is already shaping up to be another home run with a youth clinic powered by Ran By Kids, an opening speech by motivational speaker, Joe Nyce, and performances taking place between innings.
Here’s the rundown, with rosters set to be announced closer to game time:
What: 2nd Annual Ballin’ 4 Peace Celebrity Charity Softball Game
When: Sunday, July 30th 2023
Where: Macombs Dam Park
River Ave &, E 157th St, 10451
(Elston Howard Field)
1:00 pm -2:00 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Powered By Ran By Kids
Joe Nyce 2:40 pm - 2:50 pm
Team Warm Up
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
As a 501(c3) organization, Ballin' 4 Peace remains committed to our mission of promoting peace through sports thanks to your donations and support.