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Daily Blitz - Mar. 20: Tuck to be honored


Two-time Super Bowl winner Justin Tuck will be one of the honorees at the Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation's annual Preston Robert Tisch Awards Gala.

The event, named in honor of the Giants' late and much-loved co-owner, will be held Tuesday, May 1 at Cipriani in Manhattan.

Tuck, along with Bill Nutti, the Chief Executive Officer of NCR, will be the recipients of the Preston Robert Tisch Humanitarian Award, which is "granted to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian efforts."

"Mr. Tuck's unsurpassed work ethic can be traced back to his parents who instilled a hardworking mentality at an early age, and this dedication extends into Mr. Tuck's philanthropic efforts," the official website states. "Mr. Tuck's passion is helping children overcome illiteracy – he and his wife have developed a program from children in his hometown community in Alabama as well as underserved children in New York. Tuck's program donates money and thousands of new books to children to help encourage good reading habits at an early age."

Last year's recipients included Giants legend Michael Strahan and Seth Bernstein, CEO of Empower Software Solutions.

The Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable medical and humanitarian aid to citizens of Ghana whose lives have been ravaged by famine, poverty, war, and disease. For information, [please visit the HHAF website.

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