Erika Roman Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual CELEBRITY Softball Game 8/9/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 15:57

The Erika Roman Memorial Foundation, a charitable organization, will host its 3rd Annual Celebrity Softball Game to benefit children of the New York City Foster Care System. The Celebrity Softball Game promises to once again bring out the city’s top names in music, entertainment, and public office. The proceeds raised at the event will help complete the second phase of an Internet radio station within the Children’s Aid Society in the Bronx.

Sal Abbatiello, co-founder of the Foundation, has worked diligently for the last 3 years to make each event spectacular, and also to help introduce children within NYC’s Foster Care System to the world of entertainment and performing arts. This year’s event will be dedicated to Vivian Rivera, the co-founder of the foundation. Vivian lost a valiant battle to Cancer in January 2011. “Me and the committed volunteers of the Erika Roman Memorial Foundation take pride in this event, as it provides families with an opportunity to come out, meet their favorite recording artist or celebrity, enjoy a beautiful fun filled evening, and help support our most valuable asset, The children of our beautiful city. This year was a challenge, as we had to cope with the loss of a valuable member of this foundation in Vivian Rivera. We knew how much Vivian committed herself to this event so this year we had to go the extra mile and make this spectacular in her honor.

The Foundation has confirmations from the following celebrities:

Lenny Caro- President, Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Jamie Hector- HBO's "The Wire"& NBC's Heroes
Dana Dane- Old School Hip Hop Legend
Monse- Hot 97 Personality
Fred The Godson- Hip Hop Artist
Frankie Negron- Salsa Recording Artist
George LaMond- Salsa & Freestyle Recording Artist
K-7/TKA- Freestyle Recording Artist
“Crazy Legs”- Hip-Hop Legend
Corina- Freestyle Recording Artist
DJ Ted Smooth- Celebrity Disc Jockey
Mark Viera “Comedian”- NBC, Starz & BET
Ruperto Vanderpool- Comedian/Actor
Lisette Melendez- Freestyle Recording Artist
Luis Damon- Salsa Recording Artist
Flaco Navaja- Actor, Poet & Singer

The Erika Roman Memorial Celebrity Softball game will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 6PM. The game will be held at the Castle Hill Little League Field, 1166 Zerega Ave., Bronx, NY 10462. There is a suggested $10 Donation for entry into the park, which includes the celebrity game & activities for the children in attendance. Anyone interested in receiving more information about the event and/or donating or sponsoring, can contact Fever Records at (914) 725-0011 or