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Giants, Jets and MetLife team up to support students in the Tri-State area

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MetLife, along with the New York Giants and New York Jets, has launched online auctions to support programs that help students better prepare for their future. As part of MetLife’s ‘Inside the Huddle’ initiative, the auction will help raise funds to benefit Year Up New York | New Jersey and the Far Rockaway Giants and Harlem Giants of the New York City Police (NYPD) Foundation.

New York Giants players Julian Love and Graham Gano and New York Jets players Laken Tomlinson and Quinnen Williams serve as ambassadors for the “Inside the Huddle” program, offering both experiences and authentic merchandise to bid on. as well as promotional support for the program.

Open through GivingTuesday November 29, 2022, two online auctions – one for the Jets and another for the Giants – will offer unique experiences and authentic merchandise, including photos, footballs, jerseys and helmets signed by current and former players. Unique experiences available at auction include:

· The “Laken Tomlinson Experience” – a tour of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ, and a Jamaican-style dinner with Tomlinson for four.

· “The Quinnen Williams Experience” – playing Madden with Williams at the Atlantic Health Jets training facility in Florham Park, NJ for four people.

· “The Graham Gano Experience” – a kicking lesson with Gano at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for four people.

· The “Julian Love Experience” – an evening of games with Love at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for four people.

Plus, VIP game tickets, training camp passes, training facility tours with team legends and a game day tour of the team are available for auction. Love, Gano and Tomlinson will dedicate their custom NFL “My Cause, My Cleats” cleats to their respective partner organizations and put them up for auction.

“The MetLife and Jets initiative supporting Year Up New York | New Jersey helps students prepare for their future,” said New York Jets offensive guard Laken Tomlinson. “I hope my experience – a tour of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and a fantastic Jamaican dinner with me – will help raise funds to continue supporting deserving students and providing them with more career opportunities.”

“The ‘Inside the Huddle’ initiative with MetLife and the New York Jets will allow Year Up New York | New Jersey to reach more young adults and, in partnership with Year Up Professional Resources, has connected one of our students with an internship at MetLife Stadium, where they will gain real-life experience to help launch their professional careers,” said Nadine Sylvester, Site Director of Year Up New York | New Jersey.

In support of the initiative, MetLife will donate $30,000 to each team’s charity for a total of $60,000. These funds will be added to the funds raised directly from the auction. All authentic Auction experiences and merchandise are offered by MetLife, in partnership with the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Player Ambassadors.

“Bidding on auction items is an easy way for fans to make a difference in the lives of the Far Rockaway and Harlem Giants and their families,” said New York Giants kicker Graham Gano. “My experiment – a kicking lesson at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center – will be great fun and, most importantly, will raise funds, matched by MetLife, that will give kids the extra support they need both at home and abroad. school and in the field.”

“The New York City Police Foundation is grateful to our sponsors, MetLife and the New York Giants, and to everyone who participates in the online auction in support of the Far Rockaway and Harlem Giants program and young people who benefit,” said Susan Birnbaum, president and CEO of the New York City Police Foundation, which funds the program. “The Far Rockaway and Harlem Giants program is an exceptional initiative that continues to transform lives and strengthen our city by connecting young people with police officers.”

MetLife’s “Inside the Huddle” initiative is one of the ways the company invests in young people in its communities and promotes more equitable access to opportunity. This partnership with the New York Giants and New York Jets – which raises awareness and funds for the New York City Police Foundation’s Far Rockaway Giants and Harlem Giants, and Year Up New York | New Jersey – enables the company to live its purpose and build a more confident future for all.

The “Inside the Huddle” auction will open via GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022. To bid on Giants items, visit www.giants.com/metlife. To bid on Jets items, visit www.nyjets.com/metlife. All auction proceeds will go directly to Year Up and the New York City Police Foundation’s Far Rockaway Giants and Harlem Giants.

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional clients build a more confident future. Founded in 1868, MetLife is present in more than 40 markets worldwide and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

About the Far Rockaway and the Harlem Giants (New York City Police Foundation)

Queens and Harlem NY | New York Police Foundation – Far Rockaway and Harlem Giants Program. The NYPD-run Far Rockaway and Harlem Giants provide at-risk youth with tutoring through their partnership with the New York City Department of Education, police mentorship and opportunities to play flag football while being trained by the police.

The New York City Police Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides resources to the NYPD to innovate and strengthen the quality of its services; building bridges with the community; and make New York a safer place to live, work and visit. For 50 years, the Foundation has funded numerous initiatives to help save the city and strengthen all of its communities. The Police Foundation provides resources for four main areas of support that: advance programs and strategies to prevent violent crime, thwart terrorism, and protect all of our city’s residents; strengthen communities by helping to build stronger relationships between the NYPD and community members, including youth in all five boroughs; improve leadership, welfare and training within the NYPD; pilot and support new technologies, programs and services to protect the public and the police.

Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults, regardless of their origins, their income or their postal code. Year Up uses a high expectation, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a work placement. Year Up has served more than 36,000 young adults in 19 geographies since its inception in 2000 and was voted one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times. To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok.