New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said earlier this year that he'd like to put a "Countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII" clock in the locker-room to remind players and coaches how many days are left until Super Bowl Sunday. Not just because that's the ultimate goal of the team, but because it will be played on their turf at MetLife Stadium.
In an effort to celebrate this "super" year, Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington will be on hand at MetLife Plaza this coming Monday, August 19th, serving fans some free cool treats from Rita's Italian Ice. Fans will also have an opportunity to interact with famous PEANUTS® characters, the Jets Flight Crew and take photos with the Snoopy Trophy, which is awarded each year to the victor of the Giants/Jets preseason game, also known as the MetLife Bowl Champion.
Additionally, as they do annually, MetLife will make charitable donations to two separate charities — one chosen by the Jets and one chosen by the Giants. This season, Big Blue will be playing for neighborhood playground builder charity, KaBOOM!, while Gang Green will be playing for Trust for Public Land. In total, MetLife will be contributing $50,000 to these two charities.
However, there's a "super" twist on it this year. In addition to $50,000, MetLife will donate another $25 to each team's charity, up to $12,500 per team, for each tweet that includes the hashtag #Road2MetLifeStadium. In other words, get tweeting!
Monday's event will run from 1:00 PM EST until 3:00 PM EST at MetLife Plaza, 1095 Avenue of the Americas – between 41st street and 42nd street. The Giants and Jets will then play in the MetLife Bowl on Saturday, August 24 at 7:00 PM EST.
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with MetLife as part of the Road to MetLife Stadium Preferred Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving special access to MetLife Stadium events and be conducting reader giveaways, with prizes provided by MetLife. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.
Photo credit: MetLife Central via Press Release
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