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Columbia Hosts 7th Annual Charity Softball Tournament

This year’s winning team, The Barrow Neurological Institute

We are proud to have played host this month to the 7th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament.  Twenty teams from top Neurosurgery Departments across the US and now Canada came together this year in Central Park to battle it out for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.

This year’s competing teams included the Departments of Neurosurgery from Columbia, Cornell, NYU, Albert Einstein, Mt Sinai, Penn, Harvard, Jefferson, Dartmouth, Penn State, Alabama, Emory, Florida, Hopkins, Duke, Miami, Barrow, Utah, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

For the seventh year running, George M. Steinbrenner III, and the New York Yankees sponsored the event and Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed his support by naming this date, “Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament Day” in the City of New York.

Our Department team played well and advanced out of our division, which included Cornell, NYU, Mt Sinai and Albert Einstein. We made it to the playoffs but were defeated in the final four by Pittsburgh and in the end, the Barrow Neurological Institute took the field.

The event was a great success.  We raised a bunch of money for a good cause, and we had a great time.  (Oh… and Barrow, don’t get too attached to that trophy- because next year we’ll be back!)

Thanks to all the people involved in making this event a success! To get a more behind-the-scenes look, checkout

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