A Unique Event Featuring New York Giant Players

NEW YORK - Studio 81, an exclusive fundraiser created by the Amani Toomer Foundation, will provide ticket holders with the opportunity to engage in candid conversation with prominent New York Giants of the past and present. Scheduled panelists include Amani Toomer, Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Harry Carson, Eli Manning, Jesse Palmer, Lawrence Taylor, and Michael Strahan.

The first Studio 81 will be held on Tuesday, July 27, from 6:30-10 p.m. in the atrium of the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan.

Studio 81 (think Politically Incorrect meets The Best Damn Sports Show Period) is part of a series expected to be produced a few times each year.

"Studio 81 is going to be exciting because it's a chance for the fans to see old and new players interact totally unscripted," said Toomer, when asked to describe the event. "It will be a comfortable setting where players can speak without guarding everything they say. It's a unique opportunity for players and fans alike to have candid conversation and a great night, while at the same time raising money for a great cause."

Each Studio 81 will reflect a unique theme to incorporate sports figures, entertainers and luminaries.

Trinity Restaurant will be providing cocktails, wine, and savory foods for the affair, which will be moderated by Fox Sportscaster Jay Glazer. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the Foundation's tireless work in the Greater New York City community please visit the website www.amanitoomerfoundation.org http://www.amanitoomerfoundation.org> or call Andrea Hoffman at 224-715-6011.

One lucky winner will be riding to and from the event in a limousine. They will also receive an autographed helmet, tickets to a New York Giants home game, and two tickets to Studio 81. This amazing package will be auctioned on EBay prior to the event.

The Amani Toomer Foundation (TATF), a public 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established by Giants Wide Receiver Amani Toomer and his wife Dr. Yola Dabrowski for the purpose of raising awareness, as well as providing support and funding to after-school initiatives in the New York metropolitan area.

"I started the foundation because I feel like a lot of kids are out there without constructive programs and activities to keep them heading in the right direction," said Toomer. "Playgrounds and after-school programs supported by the foundation would bridge the time gap between school and dinnertime and hopefully prevent kids from spending large amounts of time unsupervised."

Through fundraisers, grants, corporate partnerships, and individual donors the Foundation disburses money to programs with a proven track record of success. The Foundation's initial efforts have been focused on supporting the Fund for Public Schools by establishing new public school playgrounds and refurbishing existing ones. Ground has already been broken at PS 75 in the South Bronx where a brand new playground is slated to be finished mid-July. In addition, playgrounds for PS 169 in Brooklyn and PS 198 in Queens are projected to be finished by September. While New York is the immediate focus, duplicate efforts are planned for the New Jersey and Connecticut Markets.

Amani Toomer is an nine-year veteran of the New York Giants. A record-holding wide receiver, he was named 2003 Giants Man of the Year in the recognition of his services to the team and his devotion to programs in the New York City community.

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