Eli Manning On Board Oct. 1 For Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Gala

New York, NY (September 15, 2010) — Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XLII MVP Eli Manningconfirmed that he will attend the sixth annual “Champions for Children” Gala, Friday October 1,to raise funds for Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s “Jay Fund” at Cipriani’s in midtown Manhattan for a red carpet reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment.

The Giants star will be on hand to host a table and interact with fans as The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation raises money to provide emotional and financial assistance to families of children with cancer.

For information about corporate tables, individual tickets and sponsorships visit www.tcjayfund.org.  Information is also available by calling New York City event headquarters at 212 627 1000or via e-mail at [email protected].

Manning led the Giants to victory in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, the 17-14 defeat of the previously unbeaten New England Patriotsin 2008. Manning directed a fourth quarter drive that included 12 plays for 83 yards and featured the most memorable play of the game, a 32-yard completion to David Tyree, who secured the ball against his helmet after Manning eluded the grasp of numerous Patriots defensive linemen.

The “Champions for Children” Gala will honor Jerald F. Irving, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ICAP Securities USA LLC, and Charles W. Allen, President and CEO of Athlon Sports Communications Inc for their philanthropic efforts on behalf of children. Both honorees exemplify excellence and teamwork in their fields of endeavor as well as outstanding civic leadership.

The event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a red carpet cocktail party and silent auction, followed by a formal sit-down dinner. WNBC-TV Sports anchor Bruce Beck will serve as master of ceremonies.

Following the “Champions For Children” gala, the Giants will take on the Chicago Bears at the Meadowlands on Sunday, October 3rd.  The Giants defeated the Carolina Panthers 31-18 in their season opener and head to Indianapolis on September 19th for Manning Bowl II when they take on Peyton Manning and the Colts on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

About The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

Founded in 1996, The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was created in the honor of Jay McGillis, a member of the Boston College Football team who developed leukemia while a member of the team. Tom Coughlin was inspired by the courage, compassion and faith he and his family demonstrated during the course of his illness and it is the mission of  The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to assist children with leukemia and other cancers and their families by providing emotional and financial support to help improve the children’s quality of life and to help reduce the family stress associated with going through this crisis, allowing them to focus on what matters most – the health of the child. Further information is available at www.tcjayfund.org.


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