NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — New Rochelle’s own Craig Carton, of the early-morning WFAN radio talk show “Boomer & Carton,” will be on the field July 31 when the city hosts the WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game at Flowers (City) Park athletic complex.
Carton, the comic relief and manic sports fan who banters with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason’s jock persona on the sports talk program, is a graduate of New Rochelle High School. He will join celebrity teammates and WFAN staffers in a nine-inning softball game against a city team coached by College of New Rochelle Athletic Director Harold Crocker.
The New Rochelle team will include Mayor Noam Bramson and City Manager Chuck Strome, with teammates comprised of players on teams within the New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Adult Softball League Program and other invited celebrities. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6 p.m.
An event merchandise/50-50 raffle will be conducted to raise money for the New Rochelle Park & Recreation Gift Fund, with dedicated proceeds earmarked for the new athletic complex at Flowers (City) Park. A celebrity autograph session will be featured and a food and beverage court will open throughout the game.
Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Frank Bernabei or Bill Zimmermann at New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Department at 654-2087 or via email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.