Danny Aquino has been a Giants fan his entire life, but after winning the Giants Training Camp VIP Experience Sweepstakes, he got to enjoy a moment on Sunday with his children that he will never forget.
“This was a total experience,” Aquino said. “I’ve never won anything in my life like this, and to get a phone call on a Thursday from the New York Giants, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ Once I saw the email, I believed everything.”
Among other prizes, Danny and his children received a private tour of the team’s locker room at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center and a Saquon Barkley autographed photo. They also met with Giants alumni and Super Bowl champions Rich Seubert and Deon Grant.
“It’s been a bucket list experience,” Aquino said. “With my two kids -- I have an 8-year-old daughter (Katiana) and a 5-year-old son (Tristan) -- my son loves Saquon, and my daughter loves the whole team. It’s been surreal. … It was pretty cool to go through the whole experience, especially having my kids around so they can see what real football looks like.”
Aquino’s love for the Giants dates to when he was young and watching games with his father. Now that he is a dad himself, he was happy to start making new Giants memories with his own kids and is looking forward to enjoying many more in the future.
“It’s been phenomenal. I’ve been a Giants fan for as long as I can remember,” Aquino said. “In ’86, seeing (the Super Bowl XXI championship) with my father, rest his soul, just being an avid fan, I’ve seen four championships in my lifetime, and I’d like to see a couple more.”