"Dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life, the Steve Nash Foundation operates globally to increase access to critical needs resources for children affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect. Through its own initiatives, as well as grants to child-focused non-profits, the Foundation builds healthy communities by growing health in kids."
- The Steve Nash Foundation
It's great that Steve Nash and his foundation give back to children in need. The "showdown" is every year featuring a lot of pro athletes. Here was this year's roster:
Team World (Black): Steve Nash (Two-time NBA MVP), Simone Sandri(Showdown Co-Founder), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy's World Cup star), Luol Deng (Miami Heat), Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), Roman Neustadter (FC Shalke 04), Massimo Gobbi (A.C. Parma), John Nash (Steven's father), Enrico Zanus, Giovanni Bartocci.
Team America (White): Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina), Kyle Martino (MLS Soccer Analyst), Geoff Cameron (U.S. Men's National Team & Stoke City), Jay DeMerit (Former U.S. National Team), Jeff Matteo (Assistant Coach St. John's Basketball), Richie Williams, Chris Mullin (NBA Hall of Famer & Head Coach of St. John's Basketball), Marc Stein (ESPN's Soccer Today), and Mike Quarino.
Really thankful I got to attend this event and photograph it, I hope you enjoy the images!