The relatively low-dollar affair is billed as a “Family Game Night,” although it actually starts in the afternoon. The host committee includes Giant wide receiver Victor Cruz and former Texans defensive end (and native Brooklynite Adewale Ogunleye.)
Tickets go from $150 to $5,000, and the higher figure includes some souvenir bowling shoes.
The fundraiser is just the first Ms. Obama will attend in New York that day–she will be finishing up the day at a fundraiser hosted by Robert de Niro.
It is worth noting that Chelsea Piers is owned by Tom Bernstein and Roland Betts, two close friends of former president George W. Bush.