Jason Pierre-Paul was supposed to make an appearance at the event that helps raise money for Children of the City, an organization that helps families break the cycle of poverty within the city. JPP had not been heard from, by Tyree at least, all day.
Tyree was on the phone and asking teammates about the star defensive end’s whereabouts when all the Giants players got to the venue.
Veterans J.T. Thomas and Jasper Brinkley along with rookies like Darian Thompson and B.J. Goodson made the event an instant hit without Pierre-Paul as they mingled with fans by taking pictures, cracking jokes and doing their best at the bowling lanes. Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza showed up as well.
With the night rolling along smoothly, Tyree got a big surprise when Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon discretely walked in to eventually finding themselves surrounding by the entire bowling alley. Shortly after, Rashad Jennings joined his teammates to add another big name to the list of attendees.
So why didn’t JPP stick to his word and help out Tyree?
Perhaps the lineman would have been bombarded by questions about the anniversary of his accident and if the hand is holding up. Between that and the exhausting hours of OTAs happening prior to the event, Pierre-Paul may have needed some rest.
Luckily, the night wasn’t spoiled as major donations were made between live and silent auctions.
Everyone left the building with a smile on their face, including Tyree, who can chalk down another success for one of his favorite charitable events.