STEVE NASH FOUNDATION SHOWDOWN, NYC

Fresh off his retirement from the NBA, Steve Nash kicked off the summer season with the Eighth edition of his annual Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side of NYC. The Showdown, a friendly/competitive charity soccer exhibition between professional soccer players and NBA players with a knack for the game, was a stellar match driven by a unique cause — assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Among those participating were sports figures such as Alessandro Del Piero (Italy’s World Cup star), Guiseppe Rossi (ACF Fiorentina), Luol Deng (Miami Heat), Chris Mullin (NBA Hall of famer), Matthew Dellavedova (Cleveland Cavaliers), and of course the two-time NBA MVP himself, Steve Nash. Below are some of the images captured during the match.