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Some of the founding fathers of the event: Willem De Kooning at bat, Franz Kline catching.  Image: awgame.org

Willem De Kooning at bat, Franz Kline catching. Image: awgame.org

I am excited to be have been invited to participate in a historic event on the East End this this weekend: The 66th Annual Artists & Writers Softball Game in East Hampton. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to check it out. Details for the game, as well as the pre-game party / art auction follow.

The Game is a fundraiser benefiting East End Hospice, Eleanor Whitmore Childhood Center, Phoenix House and The Retreat. Over Sixty years is an amazing tradition! This fundraising event is held at Herrick Park in historic East Hampton at the height of the summer season in the Hamptons.

Mission: The East Hampton Artists & Writers Annual Softball Game and its events are dedicated to building a community around the game and building a better game to serve the community. In the spirit of one of the longest-continuing traditions on the East End, artists, writers, supporters and volunteers come together for entertainment, competition and fun to benefit local charities that provide vital human services. We ask for your help in hitting it out of the park for the community we share and love.

More information is available at : awgame.org


Art Auction

Part of this event is an online and live art auction featuring works by the participating players. The painting below was sold to a private collector at the live auction event at the pregame party on Friday night (details below).

COLIN GOLDBERG Peconic Bay with Wireframe, 2013 Latex and Pigment on Linen 48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm) Signed/Dated on Verso

COLIN GOLDBERG
Peconic Bay with Wireframe, 2013
Latex and Pigment on Linen
48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)
Signed/Dated on Verso

Pregame Party @ LTV Studios : FEATURING: a performance by Mary Fahl · live and silent auctions · food from local restaurants · Brooklyn Beer. Tickets can be purchased: $40 in advance /$50 at the door.