The goal of Play Football Month is to encourage and support the sport of football as well as the intrinsic values gained from participation in youth football at the grassroots level. This month is designed to encourage football fans and players of all ages to "Be a Part of the Football Family".
As a part of the celebration, the Giants invited area athletes to "Be a Part of the Giants Football Family" by donating more than 1,500 game tickets to youth football players, coaches, administrators and their families from across the New York metropolitan area. All invited guests were encouraged to wear their football jerseys to the game to show their pride! Some of the invited guests included:
New York City Police Athletic League Flag Football
Junior Player Development, Brooklyn, NY
Hillside, NJ Pop Warner
Queens/Kiwanus Youth Football
White Plains, NY Football
East Orange High School Football
New Jersey State High School Coaches Association
North Jersey Flag Football Organization
Ramsey Junior Football Association
Bergen County Broncos of Pop Warner
Giants Play It Smart tri-state area high schools
Two of the JPD athletes were also selected to be the honorary coin toss captains and accompanied the Giants and Panther team captains during the coin toss.
The commemoration of Play Football Month continues with unique events and activities nationwide through September 30, 2005. If you would like information on how to promote Play Football Month in your community, please log on to www.USAFootball.com.