Preview To NY Giants' David Tyree's Charity Bowl

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Super Bowl champion Giants stick together! Wide receiver David Tyree, he of the memorable `'Catch' in Super Bowl XLII in 2008 that helped vault the Giants to the championship, has enlisted a dozen players from this year`s Super Bowl titlists to participate in 'David Tyree`s Charity Bowl,' a benefit for Children of the City and The Legacy Center, on Tuesday night, June 5, at '300 NYC' (Pier 60 Chelsea Piers) in New York City at 6:30 PM.

Joining Tyree will be Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, and champion stalwarts Justin Tuck, Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Canty, Jake Ballard, Kareem McKenzie, Michael Boley, Da`Rel Scott, Terell Thomas, Isaiah Stanbeck and Ramses Barden will all compete in compete in yet another super 'Bowl,' and this time the big game is for charity.

Children of the City provides programs that focus on the needs of disadvantaged children, and is a charity that Tyree has been involved in for several years. Manning and Tyree, of course, teamed for one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history in `08, and have forged a lifetime relationship. Retired champs Chris Calloway and Keith Elias will also join the charity version of this super bowl.

There are three ticket categories: tickets to bowl and mingle with Giants players are priced at $325 per person/$2,200 per lane; tickets to bowl with Giants players, elite access lounge and group photo with Eli are $1,000 per person/$8,000 per lane; and tickets to private bowling lanes with Eli and photo opportunities are $1,500. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Tyree enlists dozen Super Bowl champs for Charity Bowl

Tickets are available by calling Abby Meadows at 718-436-0242, extension 20 or by visiting the following sites: charityhappenings.org, www.childrenofthecity.org and www.tlcnyc.org.

About Children of the City: Changing the Culture of Poverty through Education and Outreach: Providing programs focused on the needs of disadvantaged children under-served communities, our mission s to reach at-risk inner city children and youth with hope, guidance, and resources to positively affect their lives and communities (www.childrenofthecity.org). Children of the City is the only grassroots, family development organization in New York City that utilizes home visits to connect individual children and families with the programs and resources to empower them with the skills to overcome poverty. Based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Children of the City has been responding to the critical needs of families coping with trauma, academic frustration, drug abuse, delinquency and despair since 1981.

About The Legacy Center: Life on Purpose: The Legacy Center is a Community Development Center currently serving different communities in the NYC boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The Legacy Center has a unique approach of addressing both the immediate and foundational needs of the community. TLC is relentless about moving people forward to achieve their ultimate potential. The Legacy Center fights to see community members change for life and not just for the moment: to live life on purpose; to take every step with intention; to help people create a legacy that their kids will want to duplicate (www.tlcnyc.org).

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