Get excited for Bowl for Kids next week – not only will it be a slamming party, but it will also be the only place in the city with this kind of loot. Take a look at a roundup of our favorites, and then purchase your tickets here.
SIGNED 1994 ALL-STAR BASKETBALL Remember 1994? Shaquille O’Neal, Patrick Ewing, Scotty Pippen, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon…an utterly ridiculous lineup, all in one place again.
GOLF AT MAIDSTONE IN EAST HAMPTON Golf, caddies, and lunch for three at the exclusive Maidstone Club in the Hamptons. Retail value: $1,000
Jacob pauses for a backswing photo op
Even as a nationally-recognized fitness and movement educator, Kate Tempesta came to the game of golf relatively late in life. “My first thought, though,” she says, “was what a great game it was for children.”
The upshot of her discovery is the Urban Golf Academy, a workshop designed especially for children and held in eight-week sessions in Central Park. We were thrilled when she offered up two scholarships for our partner students at last year’s Bowl for Kids—and even more thrilled when a very generous Bruce Vinci donated an additional couple of spots.
“It’s just such a wonderfully textured game that teaches so many life skills,” explains Kate. “There’s the perseverance and the mental aspect of it, but it can also be very athletic. It encourages social skills. It’s a great blend, and nobody should be left out of that.”
And for P.S. 73 students Brianna, Devonte and Jacob, the eight Saturdays in the park were certainly about much more than simply learning a new game.
Thanks to our awesome Bowl for Kids event committee, we have a knock-out list of highly craveable loot, from sports gear and training sessions to private shopping and luxury travel accommodations. Check out the highlights here, as well as the full list of goodies below.
Robertson Glove - Signed and game-used glove from Yankee relief pitcher Dave Robertson
Team Baseball – Signed by most of Yankee team in middle of year – Jeter, Rivera, Girardi, Sabathia, Nick Swisher, Dave Robertson, etc.
Core Four Baseballs - signed by Yankee legends, the “Core Four” – Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte