New York Giants
Head Coach Tom Coughlin will host the eighth annual
“Champions For Children” Gala, to be held on Friday,
October 12, at Cipirani in midtown Manhattan. The
event will honor Dick Ebersol, renowned television
and sports executive, Creator of “Sunday Night Football” and
Co-Creator of “Saturday Night Live”, and Curtis Arledge,
CEO, Bank of New York Mellon Investment Management, for
their civic leadership and community service contributions.
All proceeds from the
event benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation,
which provides financial and emotional assistance to
families of children with cancer. WNBC-TV Sports anchor
Bruce Beck will serve as master of ceremonies.
This year, the gala
hopes to raise $1 million to help families from the New York
City area with emergency household expenses, funeral costs,
gas and food necessities and hospital/clinic services as
they deal with the emotional and physical adversity of
The “Champions for
Children” gala is open to the public. For information about
tickets, corporate tables and sponsorships, call
212-627-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details
can be found at
Scores of current and
former New York Giants are expected to attend the event,
which has raised over $6 million since its inception in
2005, Coughlin’s second year with the team. Player
commitments will be announced in the coming weeks along with
major donations to the auction.
The Champions for
Children Gala will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a red
carpet cocktail party and silent auction, followed by a
formal sit-down dinner and live auction.
Following the event,
the Giants will take on the San Francisco 49ers at
Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Sunday, October 14.
The season opener is Wednesday, September 5 at MetLife
Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys.
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. Then-Boston College head coach Tom
Coughlin was inspired by the courage, compassion and faith
he and his family demonstrated during the course of his
illness. 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. This allows the families to
focus on what matters most – the health of the child. The
Jay Fund distributed over $4 million in grants since it’s
inception. New York-area non-profit partners are Friends of
Karen, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Langone
Medical Center, Overlook Hospital, St. Joe’s Hospital and
The Valerie Fund.