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This year’s David Tyree Charity Bowl to benefit Children of the City took place on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and was one of the most successful events in COC history. With a more intimate setting this year at Lucky Strike Bowling, the energy in the room was tremendous as COC guests made once-in-a-lifetime memories with more than 40 current and former players from the NY Giants. Smiles spread across the entire venue as special guest Odell Beckham Jr. arrived to snap photos, sign autographs and share a bowling lane with happy COC supporters and their families.
From the lounge to the lanes, guests could be seen enjoying delicious cocktails and gourmet food and sharing stories about Odell Beckham’s famous catch or the strike they just bowled alongside their favorite Giants player! Crowds gathered to hear founder and Executive Directory Joyce Mattera’s inspirational speech about the thousands of lives that have been changed in Southwest Brooklyn since Children of the City formed in Sunset Park more than 30 years ago. David Tyree shared his own experiences as part of the COC Board of Directors, noting how many children have been able to succeed both inside the classroom and beyond as a result of the hard work and dedication of COC academic tutors and staff. When Board Member Richard Johnson took the stage to auction off two autographed footballs, support began pouring out from every corner of the room!
Proceeds from the evening will benefit disadvantaged children and their families living in Southwest Brooklyn who depend on the supportive services and after-school and summer programming that Children of the City provides year-round. Children of the City would like to thank the official event sponsor, Generoso Pope Foundation, as well as each of our generous lane sponsors: EastGate Equine Sanctuary, Route 22 Nissan, Route 22 Honda, AIG, Krislen Management Company, Censtar Energy, Ellington Management Group, NY Giants, Guy Carpenter, Tomorrow’s Office, Morgan Stanley, Wealth and Legacy Group and Loeb & Loeb LLP.