Jul 08, 2011 by Michael

300 New York: More than Just Bowling

Yesterday afternoon the Sportsvite team and our fellow colleagues from 212 Media had the opportunity to lace up our bowling shoes for a fun mid-summer corporate outing.  The event went off without a hitch thanks to the hard work of 300 New York Bowling Lanes, based inside of Chelsea Piers.

300 New York is not just your traditional bowling center.  In following the newest trend in the industry of boutique bowling centers, 300 ranks right up there among the leaders with nine locations throughout the U.S.  No longer does a bowling alley just have a pro shop, a handful of lanes and a dingy looking bar.  Now the industry is full of hybrid bowling centers like 300, which have plush amenities such as beautiful, comfy couches in the bowling area.  In addition, certain elements standard to most Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) can be found on site.  300 has an arcade area full of games and a redemption counter.

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The most integral part of any bowling event is the lanes themselves.  The atmosphere at 300 sets the tone for a fun time with great tunes to go along with large screens that showed sporting events, music videos and more.  Along with neon guide lights, glow in the dark bowling balls helped brighten everyone’s experience.  Maybe the coolest feature of all is the ability to pick from different themes for your electronic scoring machine.

If you are looking for a great place to eat or drink or bowl, 300 New York has it all.  For more information visit them at www.300newyork.com.

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Jul 05, 2011 by Michael

Steve Nash Does ChinaTown

A couple weeks ago NBA Point guard Steve Nash gathered a few friends for a friendly pick-up game.  You’d think that with NBA stars like Tony Parker, Grant Hill, Brandon Jennings, and teammate Marcin Gortat in attendance, a competitive game of hoops would ensue.  That was not the case.

It has long been known that Nash is a passionate soccer fan.  He played growing up in his native British Columbia, long before he ever picked up a basketball.  Together with The Steve Nash Foundation, Adidas, and main sponsor Ortsbo, he put on a pickup soccer game called the Showdown in Chinatown NYC for the fourth consecutive year.  Team Nash competed against a team led by former US Men’s national team captain Claudio Reyna.

One of this year’s main draws was the opportunity to see rising soccer stud Giuseppe Rossi; who did not disappoint and took home ‘Man of the Match’ honors.  Rossi is a New Jersey native and Italian national team regular, in addition to starring in La Liga  Villareal CF.  Other participants included Nash’s teammates Raja Bell, Leandro Barbosa, and the laughable Jared Dudley, who should have a few nice turf burns from his post-goal celebration.  Other memorable moments came from guys scoring goals on Gortat, the jolly green giant goalie for Team Reyna, whose performance in goal will certainly not be earning him a call up to any league in any part of the world. Throughout the match, Nash stayed true to his point guard nature and set his teammates up with nice dishes, while coming up with 2 goals of his own.

Overall the event was a success with over 300 fans in attendance at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side.  Team Sportsvite was glad we had a chance to catch some of the action before it started pouring.

Final Score: Team Nash 16 – Team Reyna 10.
For more information on the Steve Nash Foundation click here, https://www.stevenash.org

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