The Giants "Nicks" the Panthers
Four Giants TDs – three to Hakeem Nicks – Raise $2,400
for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
With the first game in the win column, the Touchdowns for Families program has raised $2,400 for the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its Healthy U program for the 2010-2011 season.
Eli Manning tossed three touchdown passes to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for another as the New York Giants broke in their new Meadowlands stadium with a 31-18 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
The Giants started out the game in sluggish fashion, but the team surged both offensively and defensively in the second half. Nicks corralled his third TD pass, Bradshaw scored from 4-yards out and Lawrence Tynes split the uprights with a 31-yard field goal. The Giant defense turned back the Panthers by intercepting two Matt Moore passes in the end zone in the 4th quarter to ice the game
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" 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 four touchdowns scored this week, the amount raised through Horizon ($1,000) and its Master Brokers ($1,400) totals $2,400.
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."