The 2nd annual New York Film & Entertainment Soccer Tournament founded by Dylan Leiner [Sony Pictures Classics] and Jeffrey Saunders [Cinema Capital] in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival took place on April 21, 2012 at Pier 40 blending celebrities from the sport and entertainment industry.
People from all walks of life came together for this day to play soccer and cheer for their favorites. The entertainment industry tournament boasted well over 40 teams, including Facebook, ESPN, Tribeca Enterprises, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Sony Pictures Classics, Focus Features and many more. The celebrities included people from the sports and entertainment industries including Detroit Lions Defensive Back Ndamukong Suh, former US National Team soccer players Claudio Reyna, Jeff Agoos, Brian McBride, Eddie Lewis, Chris Armas, along with a plethora of entertainment talent.
NYFEST's proceeds goes to underserved kids of New York City and supports organizations like City Soccer in the Community and the Claudio Reyna Foundation.