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New York Giants Banquet Benefiting “Friends of Rich Fritzky” to Be Held on November 12th

October 6th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
By Dan Benton

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until 11/12/12 as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Registration remains open and will continue until the day of the event. Please plan accordingly!

On November 5th at FDU’s Rothman Center, representatives of all four New York Giants Super Bowl championship teams will be gathering for the benefit of the "Friends of Rich Fritzky" as they do each year. The event will run from 6:00 PM EST through 9:00 PM EST and feature an all you can eat buffet, unlimited autograph session, photo opportunities, as well as live and silent auctions. Tickets are only $60 per person or $500 per table and all proceeds benefit "Friends of Rich Fritzky."

Below is a video promo from a previous banquet to get a better feel for the event.

About the event:

Led by Ken Vehrkens, the Dean of the Petrocelli College and Giants’ veterans, George Martin and Perry Williams, friends of Rich’s, the evening benefits Rich and his family, who will forever be victimized by the impact of Rich’s incredible bout with neisseria meningitis in 2005 and 2006. The quadruple amputations and permanent disability that resulted from it are but one part of an amazing story.

About Richard Fritzky:

Fritzky, father of 12 children, 20-year president of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, editor of Meadowlands USA and adjunct professor at the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies for 30 years, contracted a rare form of meningitis in October 2005. He underwent months of coma, strokes, amputations, 22 operations and kidney failure. Fritzky was hospitalized for 441 days and lost both feet, both legs and all but the stump of one-half of one finger. He miraculously survived and is at home teaching an online course for FDU and still serving as editor of Meadowlands USA. He continues to have many health challenged including renal failure, but his courage and spirit are a remarkable testimony to the human will to survive.

Current and Former Players Slated to Attend:

Hakeem Nicks, Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, Harry Carson, Joe Morris, Ottis Anderson, George Martin, Perry Williams, Odessa Turner, Brad Benson, Bart Oates, Stephen Baker and many more.

The deadline to make reservations for this event is October 29th, and all checks can be made payable to "Friends of Rich Fritzky" and mailed to Denise Wisniewski, Fairleigh Dickenson University, 1000 River Road, H-DH1-02, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

For additional information, call 201-692-6514 of visit the official Friends of Rich Fritzky website.

We hope to see you there!


Tags: Bart Oates, Brad Benson, Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, Football, George Martin, Hakeem Nicks, Harry Carson, Joe Morris, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ottis Anderson, Stephen Baker

12 Responses to “New York Giants Banquet Benefiting “Friends of Rich Fritzky” to Be Held on November 12th”

  1.  Krow says:

    There’s always someone worse off … lesson learned.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Certainly seems like a good cause, but many of us probably have our own charitable endeavors. Still, hope the dinner is a success.

    On another note, not that I think it’s likely the Giants get him (iy will require a high draft pick) but if you want to see the next Jimmy Graham check out Troilolo, Stanford’s tight end (and Zack Erst is another tight end for them who is more the Giants’ traditional type, blocker and pass-catcher). The second half of their game is about to start on Fox.

    The Cardinal has about five future NFL players on their team. Arizona has a couple too. Poor Stanford has to learn what a HUGE drop-off it is from Andrew Luck to anyone else.

  3.  HopLax says:

    Fun fact I haven’t seen mentioned on here……

    Eli has had 23 straight games of passing for more than 200 yards per game, ranking him 2nd in NFL history behind Dan Fouts. (Per NFL 32)

    Not sure what Fouts record is or even how to research this. Intuitively, I would not have thought that a 23 game consecutive streak of 200+yards/per game was a big deal, but apparently it is pretty rare.

    Just one of many Top 10 records Eli will set in his career.

  4.  GmenMania says:

    A couple of things:

    1. Sash hasn’t been activated for the game tomorrow. He won’t play.

    2. Coughlin is again saying that he will ride the hot hand in terms of carries.

    3. Looks like Marvin Austin will start tomorrow for Bernard. Yikes.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      Wow! This is a surprise to me. I guess TC/JR didn’t want to make the decision I wondered about all week. This means as many of us though anyway Rolle will start. It also might mean we get to see Ojomo active. In addion, I think it means Webster will play because I can’t see us having only 6 DBs available for the game. On the bad side it might mean we need both Cordle and Petrus because we have concern about Snee and/or Bass.

      I wonder if it’s possible that after wondering so much who we would cut for Sash if he is the one cut. With Brown playing well and Hill it’s entirely possible. If he’s not active with KP out and a banged up Rolle it makes me think that his roster spot isn’t safe.

  5.  kujo says:

    I don’t know where we’ll draft in the first…

    And I don’t know what we’ll “need” at that point in time…

    And I recognize that talking about this after 4 weeks of the season is crazy…


    I want Reese to draft Manti Te’o. Like, badly.

  6.  GmenMania says:

    Some good news: Boley, Rolle, Webster, and Snee are all expected to play.

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