In addition to Witherspoon, members of Giants 101 and Sports Media 101 will also be in attendance as co-sponsors of the event, along with Eugene T. Lee and other members of ETL Associates (the sports agency that was recently featured on ESPN’s “The Dotted Line”), and Midas Management.
“I wanted to do something for the fans; interact with them since I can’t play this year (IR). I just want to get out there and give back to the fans and give them the opportunity to come get to know me, see what I do outside of football. See the type of person I am,” Witherspoon said.
Not only can fans come meet and interact with Spoon, he’ll also be giving away Giants memorabilia and game tickets.
But wait, there’s more.
Giants 101 will be offering a demo of Fanny Wang Headphones and providing information on how fans can win a Giants-colored pair (non-licensed and no logo) of their very own.
In addition to all of that, Sports Media 101 and The Municipal Art Society of New York will unveil the charitable initiative “One Team for the Lights”, which was created to help secure the future of “Tribute in Light,” the twin beams of light presented in the Lower Manhattan from dusk to dawn each September 11th.
MAS first presented Tribute in Light on March 11th, 2002, six months after the World Trade Center attacks. Perhaps one of the most powerful and healing works of public art ever produced, Tribute has continued to light up the sky annually since then. Unfortunately, funding has not been secured for 2012 and beyond, and an intensive fundraising campaign has been started to keep the lights shining for years to come.
“Tribute in Light has become an international symbol of remembrance and hope, honoring both the victims of the attacks and all those who worked tirelessly to help New York City through its greatest trial,” said MAS president Vin Cipolla. “It is a testament to the profound losses we suffered that day and to our city’s determination to persevere.”
It’s become a common misconception that donations made to the WTC memorial also fund Tribute in Light or that it is part of the annual memorial in New York City. Neither is true and the Tribute is now in danger of being darkened forever.
Information on how to donate will be made available on Sunday.
Finally, Eugene T. Lee’s (ETL Associates) new radio show “Enter the League” premieres Thursday night at 7:00 PM EST on the VoiceAmerica Network, so be sure to tune in!
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