NEW YORK, NY – The 19th Annual Gridiron Gala, supporting United Way-led initiatives that benefit New York City's most vulnerable children and youth, will be held on May 15, 2012. Sponsored by the New York Jets, the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants, and United Way of New York City, the event will honor current players Brandon Moore and Chris Snee with the Hometown Hero award to recognize their service to the community and retired NY Giant Harry Carson with the MVP Award, which recognizes his lifetime achievement.
WHAT:The 19th Annual Gridiron Gala presented by the New York Jets, the New York Giants and United Way of New York City. All proceeds support United Way-led initiatives that benefit New York City's at-risk children and youth.
WHEN:Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (6:00 PM: VIP and General Receptions; 7:00 PM: Dinner and Awards Presentation)
WHERE:Grand Ballroom, Waldorf=Astoria (Park Avenue and 50th Street)
WHO:The Gridiron Gala draws more than 1,000 of New York's leading corporate and community leaders, current and former New York Giants and New York Jets players and legends.
The 2012 Honorees
Hometown Heroes: Brandon Moore, Guard, New York Jets and Chris Snee, Guard, New York Giants
MVP Award: Harry D. Carson, 231st Member, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Community Quarterbacks Richard D. Hong, Vice President, Global Brand & Marketing, MetLife and Raymond Quartararo, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.
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Press Information: Members of the press who wish to attend should RSVP to Alex Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-260-8813
For more information about the Gridiron Gala, please visit www.unitedwaynyc.org/gridirongala.
About United Way of New York City
United Way of New York City fights poverty across the five boroughs. We design and invest in evidence-based programs that help low-income New Yorkers achieve educational success, income stability and good health. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to advance citywide policies and practices that support New Yorkers in overcoming poverty and achieving their potential. To learn more about our work and how to get involved, visitUnitedWayNYC.org.*