The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health hosted a silent auction in celebration of its 17th anniversary last night in Brooklyn Heights. The event, entitled “Grand Slam”, offered various sports memorabilia, tickets and dinner gift certificates to be auctioned off. All proceeds raised at Grand Slam in Brooklyn will benefit the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. Tennis champion, activist and humanitarian Arthur Ashe established the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health in 1992 to address the dire state of health care access and education in many urban communities.
The best part of the event was the “mini muffin” table set up by Park Slope’s Blue Sky Bakery. Their wonderfully unique combinations, such as pineapple-zucchini-coconut and my favorite pumpkin-banana-chocolate chip made for an addictive treat. Do they deliver? If so bring ‘em on down to SoHo!