Members of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association trounced the faculty and staff of Kingsborough Community College in an aggressive softball match on Sunday.
(View the photo gallery by Sheepshead Bites’ Erica Sherman below.)
“It was highly competitive,” said Michael Goldstein, the school’s director of alumni relations and public information. “I didn’t think it was going to be, but it turned out the gentlemen from the MBNA came out to play.”
But Goldstein and his team aren’t feeling so sore over the loss. The game raised funds for Kingsborough programs. Money is still coming in, but the group said they will present Dr. Saul Katz, dean of continuing education, with a check for more than $1,000 at their meeting next Monday.
“It was a beautiful community effort, one for the sake of the school,” said MBNA Public Relations Chairperson Edmond Dweck. “It brought together our community with the Kingsborough community, which is important for the future.”
The final score was 10 to 8, and with MBNA pulling ahead towards the end of the nine-inning game that lasted more than two hours.
The ceremonial first pitched was tossed by Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo, and the MBNA featured some celebrity pitchers, including Councilman Michael Nelson and Civil Court Judge Eugene Schwartzwald.
“It was for a great cause, everyone had a great time, a lot of laughs,” said Goldstein. “It was really, really very nice of them to do this for students. That’s how you raise money – by having a lot of fun.”
Here’s a gallery of photos from the softball match: