"Baseball As Good Medicine: The Amazing, Magical, Healing Qualities of Baseball - a unique variety of storytellers from sportswriters to rheumatologists to artists to umpires - each telling a story related to this theme in 5 minutes or less! An action packed fun evening of baseball, stories and judges all to benefit a cause.
All proceeds from the event go to Photo ID Foundation. Our work puts cameras and other tools in the hands of young people with medical challenges/life threatening illnesses to enable them to create media projects to tell their stories and transform their experiences.
Hence the theme, "Baseball As Good Medicine©"
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Storytellers include umpire Perry Barber, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame artist Dick Perez, SLAM Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne, Dr. Jonathan Samuels from NYU Langone Medical Center, WNYC reporter/writer Jim O'Grady, writer/storyteller Thomas Pryor who appeared in PBS' "Baseball A NY Love Story". With special guest Rabbi Sirkman featured in HBO's Curse of the Bambino. And our exciting panel of judges including performer/writer Mary Brienza and communications wiz John Beilenson!
Among our attendees will be Marty Appel, New York Yankees historian and author of Pinstripe Empire.