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Hamptons' Artists & Writers 61st Annual Charity Softball Game To Benefit Phoenix House - To be Held at Herrick Park, East Hampton, Saturday, August 15, 2009, 3 pm

NEW YORK and EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix House is delighted to announce that once again the Artists & Writers 61st Annual Charity Softball Game will benefit Phoenix House, as well as the East End Hospice and East Hampton Day Care.

This annual Hamptons rite of summer will feature a lineup that includes: Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Carl Bernstein, Mort Zuckerman, Lori Singer, B. Smith, Dan Gasby, Greg Bello, Ken Auletta, James Lipton, Jeffrey Lyons, Juliet Papa, Edward Nahem, Kim Stolz, Bonnie Bernstein, Mark Ciardi, Rod Gilbert, Mike Lupica, Bert Sugar, Richard Reeves, and many more to come.

The event, which last year drew a crowd of over 2,000 spectators, will take place on August 15, 2009 in East Hampton's Herrick Park. Celebrity batting practice will begin at 1 pm, and the Home Run Derby, sponsored by U.S. Sports Film Festival, will begin at 2 pm. The players will take the field at 3 pm. A donation of $10 is suggested for spectators. Students from the Phoenix Academy of Long Island will be selling hot dogs and other concession items.

"I was proud to serve as umpire for this event more summers ago than I care to admit," said former President Bill Clinton, in a letter to the organizers. "I know firsthand how much fun it is, and how dedicated the players, spectators, and organizers are to being good neighbors and contributors to their community. Though the rivalry runs deep and winning is serious business, this (mostly) friendly competition truly represents America at its best, reinforcing our fundamental values of community, responsibility, and compassion."

The Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game first started at a picnic in the summer of 1948, in Wilfrid Zogbaum's front yard. The event has grown to include notable politicians, actors, musicians, publishers, editors, and television personalities, and is a beloved event of every East Hampton summer.

Over the years, spectators have watched as Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Chevy Chase, Jackson Pollock, and many others have battled on the ball field. The casual setting, dedicated fans, and a decidedly competitive match make for some great summer entertainment.

Phoenix House is one of the nation's leading drug and alcohol treatment centers. In East Hampton, Phoenix House operates an outpatient center that offers group, individual, and family therapy; and in Wainscott, the organization runs the Phoenix Academy of Long Island, providing residential treatment to teens along with educational and vocational services.

This year's sponsors include: HBO, Mort Zuckerman, CNBC, Ultra Motor, Grumbacher Paints, Spanierman Gallery, Lafayette 148, Alfred Dunner, Snapple, Kaufman Allied Patio Furniture, Stu Sleppin, Kimco, 1010 WINS, Walter Bernard Design, Ronnette Riley Architect, Hollander Design, Madison Copy, Shana Alexander Foundation, B. Smith & Dan Gasby, LIRR, Hollander Design,, Fred & Lora Drasner, Edward Nahem Fine Art, Robert Kandall, William Salloway, Ocean Vista Resort, Kendall Veenema, Dr. Wayne Winnick, Eric Ernst & David Gamble -- for the Artists Secret Society, Javer Family, The Lodge Restaurant, Janice & Alfred Kelman, Alec Baldwin Foundation, Regan Santry, Shevack Family, U.S. Sports Film Festival, John & Jackie Leo, J & M Emporium, Lane Brettschneider & Caroline DesJardins, and Boulevard Magazine.

For more information, or for any media inquiries about Phoenix House, please contact Davia Temin or Lauren Balog of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or

To make a contribution, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Debby McEneaney at

About Phoenix House

Phoenix House is one of the nation's leading non-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment service organizations, serving close to 7,500 men, women (including women with children), and teens each day at more than 152 drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs in 10 states -- California, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. For information, visit

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