The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation today announced that this Sunday, September 10th, three NYC venues will hold events to raise money and awareness for the WTC Memorial during the New York Jets game at 1pm. The events are being organized and promoted on a volunteer basis by the Miller Brewing Company and Omnicom and will feature Jets alumni players signing autographs at each location. Sports memorabilia items donated by Steiner Sports will be raffled off with all proceeds donated to the Memorial Foundation.
"We are inviting football fans to come support the Memorial during the Jets game this opening weekend," Acting WTC Memorial Foundation President Joe Daniels said. "This is a great opportunity to enjoy the game with your friends and family while also helping to build the Memorial. We're enormously grateful to Miller Brewing Company and Omnicom for organizing these events and to Steiner Sports for donating these great sports memorabilia items. We're happy to be partnering with the New York Jets to spread the word about the need for donations, and have Jets alumni players, including Vinny Testaverde and Wayne Chrebet, help us build the Memorial."
Participating venues include:
Barfly located at 244 Third Avenue (at 20th Street) in Manhattan
Jeremy's Ale House located at 228 Front Street (between Peck Slip and Beekman Street) in Manhattan
The Wicked Monk located at 8415 5th Avenue in Brooklyn
Sports Memorabilia Items to be Raffled Include:
Chad Pennington signed football w/ display case (NY Jets) Chad Pennington signed helmet w/ display case (NY Jets) Dewayne Robertson autographed football (NY Jets) Shaun Ellis autographed football (NY Jets) D'Brickashaw Ferguson autographed football (NY Jets) Wayne Chrebet signed jersey (NY Jets)
Derek Jeter 16x20 signed photograph framed (NY Yankees)
Tino Martinez 8x10 signed photograph framed (NY Yankees)
Joe Torre signed baseball w/ display case (NY Yankees)
Billy Wagner 8x10 signed photograph framed (NY Mets)
Paul LoDuca 8x10 signed photograph framed (NY Mets)
Jose Reyes 8x10 signed photograph framed (NY Mets)
Jose Valentin 8x10 signed photograph framed (NY Mets)
Shep Messing signed soccer ball w/ display case (NY Cosmos)
Vince Young signed football w/ display case (Tennessee Titans)
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the New York Jets recently announced that the team will launch a campaign to help raise funds to build the World Trade Center Memorial, donating over $300,000 in advertising time. Commercials featuring two of the Jets' best known alums, Vinny Testaverde and Wayne Chrebet, will air before, during and after Jets games in September and October – reaching millions of sports fans in the tri-state area.
The donated inventory includes 8 thirty-second television spots and 60 one-minute radio spots during pre-game, in-game, and post-game broadcasts which will run from August 25, 2006 to October 29, 2006. Commercials featuring Testeverde and Chrebet, as well as radio spots from the WTC Memorial PSA campaign, will air during those time slots.
In early July, the Foundation launched a national campaign to help raise the remaining $167 million needed for construction and planning of the Memorial and Museum. The Foundation has already raised $133 million from corporations, foundations, and individuals from all 50 states and 11 different countries.
ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Inc. is the not-for-profit corporation founded in 2005 to realize the Memorial quadrant at the World Trade Center site. The Foundation will raise the funds, oversee the design, and operate the Memorial, the Memorial Museum, and a Visitor Orientation and Education Center located on 8 of the 16 acres of the site.
The Memorial will remember and honor the thousands of people who died in the horrific attacks of February 26th, 1993 and September 11th, 2001. The design, "Reflecting Absence," created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker consists of two voids that reside in the footprints of the original Twin Towers surrounded by a plaza of oak trees. The Arad/Walker design was selected from a design competition which included more than 5,000 entrants from 63 nations.
The Memorial Museum will include artifacts, interactive exhibitions, a resource center, contemplative areas, and educational programming which will convey individual and collective stories honoring the memory of the victims and recounting the experiences of
survivors, responders, area residents, and witnesses. The Memorial Museum will help facilitate an encounter with both the enormity of the loss and the triumph of the human spirit that are at the heart of 9/11, as it affirms the courage, compassion, sacrifice and resilience - the best of humanity - demonstrated at a moment of cataclysmic tragedy.
Donations can be made through the Foundation's website, and more information on the Foundation can be found at www.buildthememorial.org or by calling 1-877-WTC-GIVE.