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Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation 13th Annual Champions for Children Gala

One of our favorite #HipNJ charities, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, hosted its 13th annual Champions for Children Gala on Friday, September 15 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, and we were there to chat with the patriarch of the organization, Coach Tom Coughlin

Legendary NBC 4 New York sports broadcaster Bruce Beck served as Master of Ceremonies, joined by “the voice” of the NY Giants, Bob Papa, and toasted the team members of the 2007 NY Giants Super Bowl Championship Team, accepted by Michael Strahan, all of whom are passionate advocates for childhood cancer patients and their families.

“On behalf of the 2007 Super Bowl Championship Team, it was an honor to accept this award from Coach Coughlin’s incredible foundation,” said Michael Strahan. “Coming together as a team to win the Super Bowl was an unbelievable experience; coming together as a team last night, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to support the many local families facing the unthinkable, is what teamwork is all about.”

The event kicked off a weekend of celebrations for the 2007 Big Blue team that captured one of the most legendary sports victories in history, when they defeated the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Ten year reunion events included an excursion to Yankees Stadium and a dinner at Ellis Island. 

For more information on the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, visit their website.

Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Star-Studded re-design Grand-Opening

Englewood Cliffs Cadillac celebrated the completion of the dealership’s re-design with a Grand-Opening party featuring the “who’s who” in media, entertainment and sports.

Owned by NFL Super Bowl Champions Jessie Armstead and Antonio Pierce, along with automotive veteran Mike Saporito Englewood Cliffs Cadillac houses one of the largest Cadillac inventories in northern New Jersey.

The guest list included several former and current New York Giants players including Jason Pierre Paul, Jonathon Casillas, Oliver Vernon, Maxx Williams, Damian “Snacks” Harris, Antrel Rolle and Plaxico Burress. NFL Hall of Famer and GMA’s new anchor, Michael Strahan, was also in attendance.  

Antonio Pierce (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner/New York Giants), Mike Saporito (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner) and Jessie Armstead (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner/New York Giants) Englewood Cliffs Cadillac celebrated the Grand Opening of their newly redesigned dealership. (Photo by Jeremy Smith)

Antonio Pierce (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner/New York Giants), Mike Saporito (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner) and Jessie Armstead (Englewood Cliffs Cadillac Co-Owner/New York Giants) Englewood Cliffs Cadillac celebrated the Grand Opening of their newly redesigned dealership. (Photo by Jeremy Smith)

Guests made their way down the red carpet, posing along the way for photographers and press, before entering the beautifully redesigned dealership. Jazz Duo Electric Psychology and legendary DJ Clark Kent provided entertainment while guests enjoyed an assortment of appetizers, an on-site sushi chef, a carving station and hand rolled cigars within the showroom.

The star-studded event featured a special appearance of the exclusive Cadillac Escala, the luxury vehicle available for viewing for the first time since its reveal in Palm Beach.

To learn more about Englewood Cliffs Cadillac, head over to their website.

‘Gleason’ New York Premiere

Sports Illustrated hosted the New York premiere for the movie Gleason, and #HipNJ has the scoop, complete with photos courtesy of Taylor Ballantyne.

The movie, which played at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, follows the life of former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason after his ALS diagnosis.

Gleason was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, and found out soon after that his wife was pregnant with their first child. Gleason, best remembered for blocking a punt against the Atlanta Falcons in the first game back at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina, started The Gleason Initiative Foundation to help raise money and awareness for those with ALS.

Michael Strahan, director Clay Tweel, producer Mary Rohlich, Justin Tuck, and Laura Gómez of “Orange is the New Black,” were just a few of the attendees.

The film will be in theaters July 29, 2016. Head over to the official site to learn more.

(Taylor Ballantyne)

(Taylor Ballantyne)

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Michael Strahan, Michel Varisco, ‘Gleason’ director Clay Tweel, producer Mary Rohlich, and Scott Fujita (Taylor Ballantyne)

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Laura Gomez (Taylor Ballantyne)

Justin Tuck and wife Lauren (Taylor Ballantyne)

Justin Tuck and wife Lauren (Taylor Ballantyne)