You’re Invited to a Baseball Hitting Fundraiser and All-Star Celebration!

Arts Horizons is grateful to participate with the Stahl Organization and The Baseball Center NYC for their 22nd charity fundraising baseball hitting tournament.  This exciting event will support Arts Horizons programs for Hospital Schools.  Our partnership with Hospital Schools is an exciting and unique collaboration that merges arts, health care and special education. By bringing professional artists into hospitals, we are helping patients at a critical time by sparking creativity, and supporting learning and healing.

A special thank you to teaching artist Tira Bluestone for her brilliant work with the students and for arranging this exciting opportunity

The Stahl Organization invites you to participate in our 22nd charity fundraising, baseball hitting tournament[1].  Join our All-Star celebration (yes, there will be free food and drinks while you watch the MLB All-Star Game on big screen televisions while you are not hitting), come test your hitting skills, and help raise money for Arts Horizons[2].

Where:  The Baseball Center NYC, 202 West 74th Street [Broadway] in the Apple Bank Building

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 [MLB All-Star Game Night], 7:00 PM batting practice followed by tournament from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 Rules:  5 man corporate hitting teams are scored on their hitting prowess against the ProBatter[3] pitching machine. http://www.thebaseballcenternyc.com/probatter.html

5 woman corporate teams hit softballs instead of baseballs.  Ringers are allowed (try to keep it down to no more than 3 ringers per team), but men dressed in drag cannot compete as women in the softball competition.  If you cannot find your own ringers, we will try to have some ringers and free agents for hire for a modest additional, tax deductible sum of $200 per ringer.  [Yes, this a shameless way of trying to buy the first place trophy, but it is a solid alternative to actually getting in the cage and taking some batting practice in the next few weeks, or trying to tap the Free Agent market at this late date.]   Team uniforms are optional.  Sneakers only in the batting cages.  Please, no alcohol, steroids, performance enhancing drugs, etc.

 Entry Fee and Registration:   $500 per team.  You can enter separate men’s and women’s teams, and/ or more than one team in each category.  Make checks payable to “Arts Horizons”.  100% of all fees are tax deductible.

R.S.V.P. to The Baseball Center NYC 212-362-0344 no later than Friday, July 6th.

Entry fees are due prior to the start of the event.

RSVP information as above. For any questions please contact Dena Malarek, Director NYC Residencies and Special Populations via email, dena@artshorizons.org


[1]    If your company hasn’t won one of these yet I suggest you study the “ringer rules” carefully.

[2]    Founded in 1978, Arts Horizons provides professional performances to students, professional development for teachers, and music and art programs to special needs children and hospitals.  For more information go to http://www.artshorizons.org.

[3]   The most sophisticated pitching machine in the world, a lifelike pitcher throws 8 different pitches at speeds ranging from 70 to 100 mph.  Not to worry, we will not use the slider or curveball, or throw inside.

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About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Hospital Schools, Special Events and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. RSVP information as above. For any questions please contact Dena Malarek, Director NYC Residencies and Special Populations via email, dena@artshorizons.org

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