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11.20 Local Youth Football Teams Compete at Halftime of Key Giants NFC East Matchups


Local youth football teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Jersey run onto the field at halftime as they compete in the Wachovia Bowl.November 20th, 2005 – Giants Stadium

Local youth football teams from the tri-state area competed on the field at Giants vs. Eagles game on Sunday, November 20th. The Closter Cobras competed against the Rams from Lodi immediately following warm-ups in a special pre-game youth football competition. The teams were originally scheduled to play during halftime, however, that was changed so that the Giants and their fans could honor Giants owner Preston Robert Tisch and his family at the half.

As a special surprise, the young athletes and coaches were allowed to view the Giants warming up from the sidelines before they competed. Many of the Giants players – including Jim Finn, Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress – came over to give them high-five and welcome them in person.

December 4th, 2005 – Giants Stadium
During halftime of a key matchup when the Giants beat the Cowboys to claim first place in the NFC East, local youth football teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Jersey competed in the Wachovia Bowl. The two teams – one from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Morris County (NJ) and the other from the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne (NJ) – consisted of boys ages 7 and 8 years old. Former Giants greats Harry Carson and Howard Cross served as honorary co-captains for the teams and escorted them out onto the field at halftime.

Want to learn how you can become a part of Giants football? If you are among the many football organizations and administrators that support youth football in the tri-state area, the Giants are interested in finding out more about you. Click here for more information and registration.

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