The ‘2009 Showdown in Chinatown’ – watch footballing legends in New York City on 24 June

NBA superstar Steven Nash is at it again this summer, bringing together the world’s best football and basketball players on one pitch in the heart of New York City for a game football.

The event, which was a massive hit in it’s inaugural year, will be coming back to the greatest city in the United States on 24 June in an event that’s being billed as the ‘Showdown in Chinatown’.

Most of the information regarding the tournament — most notably the list of players — is still shrouded in secrecy at the moment, but what we do know is the event is slated for 24 June. Last year’s event was a veritable Who’s Who of football and basketball superstars. From Thierry Henry and Salomon Kalou, to the NBA’s Baron Davis and Jason Kidd, the event brought players past and present together for a match unlike any other.

For those of you that weren’t able to attend the event last season, this year’s event is your chance to catch the action in person. Athletes for Africa and Nash’s non-profit organisation,  Football for Good, are giving you the chance to see the event up close and in person by simply signing up to help Athletes in Africa’s cause.

Simply sign-up and donate $5 dollars to help the organisation build a football academy in Africa, and you could be the lucky winner of an all-expenses-paid trip for two to catch Nash and a host of sport superstars in New York City* when they take the pitch for the ‘Showdown in Chinatown’.

Whilst we don’t know the name of the footballers playing in the event as of right now, there are rumours of some massive stars joining Nash for the 8-on-8 match. And judging by the video below, we’re assuming that this year’s event will blow last year’s right out of the water. See for yourself:

So, yeah, I’d recommend signing up for the competition for the chance to win catch this thing in person…

*No purchase necessary to become a supporter of Athletes for Africa or win. Open only to individuals 21 years or older. Void where prohibited. Supporter drive begins Wednesday, May 27, 2009 and closes on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The winner, selected from Athletes for Africa ‘supporters’ will receive a three-day vacation with two nights accommodation, special entry to all ‘2009 Showdown in Chinatown’ events and return airfare for two people. Please review the complete contest rules and regulations by clicking here.
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