Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Josh Charles, Mark Feuerstein, Anthony from WEHM, Eric Ernst, Ed Hollander, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Walter Bernard, Jean Reno, Gregg Bello, Bill Strong, and Lori Singer, among others, are hoping to paint a pretty picture and Ken Auletta, Mike Lupica, Giada de Laurentiis, George Stephanopoulos, Lawrence O’Donnell, Mort Zuckerman, Jim Leyritz, Rod Gilbert, Mark Weinstein, Rick Leventhal, Bill Collage, Mark Green, and Richard Wiese are anxious to put yet another win in the book at this year’s Artists and Writers Softball Game, which is to be played as a benefit for the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Phoenix House of Long Island, East End Hospice, and the Retreat at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Aug. 18.
The Artists, if you remember, lost 17-12 to the Writers last year, evening the series since 1988 at 11-11-1. The Writers still hold a commanding 25-18-1 lead in the modern era.
Among the Game’s numerous sponsors are the Shana Alexander Foundation, Hollander Design, Ronnette Riley Architect, Walter Bernard Design, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, and the Bay Street Theatre.
A Springs Booster Club headed by Mark Lappin, Janice Vaziri, Mary McPartland, Kristy and Pat Brabant, and Adam Wilson has been formed to help refund athletic programs that were cut in the school’s 2012-13 budget — a decision that affected “over 60 students.”
“Our goal is to raise $35,000, the budget allocated last year to send our students on the bus to East Hampton every day after school all year long to participate in consolidated East Hampton teams,” a fund-raising letter says in part. “All funds will be submitted to the Springs P.T.A., our nonprofit parent-teacher community organization.”
Air & Speed remains in first place in the beach volleyball league, with a 13-1 record, going into this evening’s games at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk. The Beach Diplomats are second, at 12-2, and Dempsey’s is in third, at 11-1.
Dr. Berger Threepeats
Dr. Bernard Berger of East Hampton recently was the 75-plus winner in the New York City Triathlon. It was the third year in a row that he has won his age group, his daughter, Emi, said in an e-mail. “He was the second-eldest competitor this year. Last year, he was the oldest. What a star!”
Polo at Two Trees
In Monty Waterbury Cup games played last week at Two Trees Stables in Bridgehampton, Circa defeated Equuleus 14-6 and White Birch defeated Montauk 10-8. The semifinals are to be played Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The final is to be played Tuesday at 5 p.m.