Giants lose second straight, but score big for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and Healthy U
In Sunday night battle between division rivals, the Giants came out on the short end of a 27-17 decision against Philadelphia, but still helped the Touchdowns for Families Program gain more yardage in the battle against childhood obesity.
In a game that was ultimately decided in the final minutes of play, Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes, but untimely turnovers short-circuited the Giants, now 6-4. The G-men dropped their second in a row, but look to bounce back next Sunday when they play host to the 6-4 Jacksonville Jaguars at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
With the two touchdowns scored against Philadelphia, an additional $1,200 was raised for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its Healthy U program, bringing the total through Week Eleven to $18,600.
Touchdowns for Families Program:
For every touchdown the New York Giants score, Horizon BCBSNJ will donate $250.00 to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. The Alliance will use that money to expand its "Healthy U" initiative, which is the nation's largest after school childhood obesity prevention and education program. New this year, Horizon BCBSNJ invited its Master Broker companies to participate as well, and 12 have generously pledged an additional $25.00 per touchdown to the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance. With the two touchdowns scored this week, the Alliance raised $500 through Horizon and $700 through its Master Brokers, bringing the total raised through Week Eleven to $18,600. Tight End Kevin Boss is the Official Spokesperson for the Touchdowns for Families Program this season.
If the New York Giants make the NFL post season, Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $500.00 for each touchdown that the Giants score in each playoff game. If the Giants make the championship game Horizon BCBSNJ will increase its donation to $1,000.00 for each touchdown the Giants score. For complete information on "Healthy U," please visit: www.HorizonBlue.com/HealthyU.
Through four complete seasons, the Touchdowns for Families program raised $69,000 for charity. You can follow the weekly progress of the Touchdowns for Families program at www.Giants.com/community or on Facebook by searching "Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey."