New York Jets 4th Annual Taste of the NFL Benefit
More than 500 people filled the Bridgewaters event space located in the South Street Seaport yesterday evening for the New York Jets 4th Annual Taste of the NFL Benefit – a night of football, food and fun!
Guests, including the Sopranos' Dominic Chianese, enjoyed food from some of the region's best restaurants including Ruby Foos Uptown, NOBU, Olives, Blue Smoke, Tavern on Jane, Tavern on Dean, The Biltmore Room, Almond Resorts – Barbados, Heartbeat, Icon, English Is Italian, Doris & Ed's in NJ, Madison's Bar & Grill in NJ, TAO, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Henry's End, ShopRite Dessert Table and Dinosaur BBQ.
More than twenty Jets players including Erik Coleman and Mike Nugent signed autographs and took photos while guests nibbled on chefs' favorite dishes. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on unique auction items including autographed memorabilia, local dining opportunities and getaway packages.
The benefit sponsored by the New York Jets, ShopRite, Kraft, Clorox and Acosta raised money and awareness in the fight against hunger. All proceeds benefited ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year-round community based program that fights hunger in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Delaware.
Over the past four years, the Jets have raised more than $400,000 for ShopRite Partners in Caring.
"The Jets' organization is proud to help fight hunger – a problem which we are committed to tackling until its eradication," said Jets President Jay Cross. "We have been pleased with the turnout and the enthusiasm this event has generated over the last four years and look forward to continuing to set the standard in the NFL in raising both awareness and dollars in the fight against hunger."