Many athletes support charitable causes with their multimillion-dollar salaries, but not many have made as great an impact as two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers, whose work with underserved children has earned him honors such as being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Today, the Nash Foundation sponsors the annual NYC Showdown, an eight-a-side rock ’em, sock ’em match featuring NBA and professional soccer players. All of the proceeds benefit Educare, the Steve Nash Foundation’s platform to provide quality early learning opportunities to low-income children and families. Bleacher seating is free. After the game there will be a ticketed cocktail party and auction.

Wed., June 26, 6:30 p.m., 2013