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Giants kick in $500,000 for storm relief

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One of the teams in the area most affected by Hurricane Sandy has made the biggest individual donation to date.

The Giants have given $500,000 to the recovery effort.  The team announced the donation on Tuesday.

The cash will be split between the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

“The New York metropolitan area sustained extensive and devastating damage to its infrastructure in Hurricane Sandy,” Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a joint statement issued by the team.  “The Giants want to do everything we can to assist our neighbors, fans and friends.  Toward that end, after careful consideration, we have decided to make donations to these two very worthy funds.  We are in this for the long haul and will continue to assist relief efforts in our hard-hit region.”

The NFL and NFLPA have given $1 million, the Vikings and owner Zygi Wilf have contributed $100,000, and Colts owner Jim Irsay has vowed matching donations that likely will result in a $65,000 donation from the owner.

If other teams or owners have kicked in money, let us know.  If they haven’t, here’s hoping they do.

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40 Responses to “Giants kick in $500,000 for storm relief”
  1. cereal blogger says: Nov 6, 2012 10:16 PM

    Its a real mess, nice move NYG’s. I cannot believe how many trees are down in Allentown-Bethlehem, PA

  2. pftcensorssuck says: Nov 6, 2012 10:17 PM

    Not to be outdone, the Jets coughed up $4.95 and a subway token.

  3. t16rich says: Nov 6, 2012 10:23 PM

    Well Woody, Lurie and Mr. Snyder, I think this means it’s your turn to donate.

  4. pr0phat69 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:23 PM

    Very Nice….

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Nov 6, 2012 10:26 PM

    Woody Johnson is using his $500k to wipe away his Romney tears.

  6. mikeyz6 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:26 PM

    ohhh why do i love the jets :(

  7. cash804 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:26 PM

    It’s NY…who cares?

  8. mazblast says: Nov 6, 2012 10:37 PM

    I checked the Web sites for the Jets, Patriots, Eagles, Redskins, Bills, Steelers, Cowboys, Falcons, Panthers, and Bengals. Nothing so far.

    That the Jets haven’t donated is very bad public relations.

  9. dboydc says: Nov 6, 2012 10:37 PM

    Jerry jones donated 500,000 to the Georgia Dome for a master key.

  10. amaf21 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:38 PM

    t16rich says:
    Nov 6, 2012 10:23 PM
    Well Woody, Lurie and Mr. Snyder, I think this means it’s your turn to donate.

    well maybe mara should’ve thought twice about running his blabber mouth before screwing over the lil’ general in order to gain a competitive advantage. and for all you a$$wipes know, all those owners could’ve donated to the red cross. not everyone has to make a big show out of it like that whackadoo isray.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 6, 2012 10:39 PM

    I think it’s great. However, I’m leery of disaster relief funds.
    I always picture big piles of money finding its way into someone’s pocket.
    I hope that’s wrong.

  12. cheddarisbeddar says: Nov 6, 2012 10:41 PM

    Chuck Woodson>NY Giants

  13. mhalt99 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:47 PM

    It’s NY…who cares?

    the difference between us and you…..we’ll still send money to you when you are in need regardless of what you do or say when we are hurting and in need. I heart NY/NJ

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 6, 2012 10:50 PM

    How much from the jets?

  15. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 6, 2012 10:55 PM

    I heard Sandy did millions of dollars of improvements. It’s NY/NJ after all.

  16. granadafan says: Nov 6, 2012 10:57 PM

    For an organization that makes hundreds of millions plus off New Yorkers, half a million seems pretty chintzy.

  17. kulserd says: Nov 6, 2012 11:05 PM

    This may sound really petty but, THAT’S IT?!?!?!? Zigy Wilf, the owner of the MINNESOTA VIKINGS, gave 1 Million towards relief efforts… lame.

  18. larrydavid7000 says: Nov 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    thats pretty sad that thats all the midgets can come with.

  19. rugdaniels says: Nov 6, 2012 11:44 PM

    Nice gesture by the NY team of record. I am always proud of the Giants organization, but it’s always nice to see something like this.

  20. md228010 says: Nov 6, 2012 11:47 PM

    Charles Woodson kicked in $100,000 himself.
    The NFL & Players Union kicked in $1,000,000,000.
    Irsay donated $65,000 and matched the same.

  21. war27 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:16 AM

    You own a team worth a billion dollars and you donate half a mill.

    That’s like the regular joe throwing $50 at them.

  22. 808ninerfan says: Nov 7, 2012 2:48 AM

    Besides Jerry jones already donated a new stadium to New York and a automatic victory everytime they play the cowboys in it

  23. uwachampion says: Nov 7, 2012 5:19 AM

    So The Giants Organization who are in the region that was damaged donate $500,000 but Charles Woodson who plays for The Packers can donate $100,000 himself? What A joke.

  24. mavajo says: Nov 7, 2012 7:24 AM

    So one of the wealthiest sports franchises in one of the wealthiest sports leagues in one of the wealthiest cities in the country…could only cough up $500k for their home town?

    Sorry, that strikes me as pretty cheap. They’ll recoup that $500k on nacho sales alone at their next home game.

    Greedy, tight-fisted NFL owners, as always.

  25. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:41 AM

    You know I am sick and tired of your bashing of the Giants and the NY NJ area.

    Yes the team is worth billions but they did not sell it so they do not have billions.

    For the idiot who said I heard Sandy did millions of dollars of improvements. It’s NY/NJ after all.

    People died here others lost everything they own whole towns are gone.

    You think that is funny you hide behind your screen name in your mothers basement eating your beefaroni and think that is fine dining.

    All of you who bash the NY NJ area have one thing in common you could not make it here you would be curled up in a corner crying for your mommy.

    You say the Giants giving $500.000 is like an average guy giving $50.00 well then reach in your pocket and give that $50.00. Better yet keep your money and spend it on that new front tooth you have been eyeing up.

    NY and NJ do not need your help we will be bigger better and stronger we will come back and you will stay away as you could not deal with things here in the northeast you would run back to your moms basement crying like the punk you are.

    The fact that this website will delete so many posts but allow others to remain is beyond me.

    As the sun comes up this morning there are hard working people in the dark who are going to be facing up to 4″ of snow tonight but they will get by as there neighbors will help them not FEMA not the Red Cross but local churches and food banks.

    If you do what to help I agree do not trust the international charities find a local food bank or church those folks are boots on the ground and in the effected areas.

  26. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:43 AM

    cash804 says:Nov 6, 2012 10:26 PM

    It’s NY…who cares?

    Who cares well lets see NY and NJ care people who are not stupid care.

    NY is where the cash comes from you idiot

  27. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:44 AM

    larrydavid7000 says:Nov 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    thats pretty sad that thats all the midgets can come with

    And what has your team done?
    Shut up you moron

  28. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:48 AM

    kulserd says:Nov 6, 2012 11:05 PM

    This may sound really petty but, THAT’S IT?!?!?!? Zigy Wilf, the owner of the MINNESOTA VIKINGS, gave 1 Million towards relief efforts… lame.

    Wow you are someone that could do well from Justin Tucks charity
    Its for learning how to read.

    Ziggy gave $100,000.00 that is one tenth of a million.
    Also if you had a clue Ziggy is a native NJ boy who had to buy the vikes because the Maras would not sell the Giants to him.
    Fact Ziggy is a NY Giant season ticket holder.
    So even other NFL owners want to be near greatness.

  29. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 8:51 AM

    granadafan says:Nov 6, 2012 10:57 PM

    For an organization that makes hundreds of millions plus off New Yorkers, half a million seems pretty chintzy.

    They also pay Millions and Millions in paychecks not just to the players but to all the folks that work for the team all the ticket takers and everyone else many who have been effected by the storm.

    They also paid to have there own stadium built unlike so many of your teams who take tax dollars to make there millions.

  30. cornersss says: Nov 7, 2012 9:07 AM

    I bet one Giants charter flight for the team cost more than 500k

  31. luckyarmpit says: Nov 7, 2012 9:13 AM

    The Giants are a class organization… one of the best in the NFL. Congrats guys for doing the right thing.

  32. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 7, 2012 10:12 AM

    I bet one Giants charter flight for the team cost more than 500k

    I bet you are wrong.
    United is the offical airline of the Giants and gets tons or PR and advertising so I would bet it is more of an in kind trade.

    And if it did cost $500.000 that is the cost of doing business but lets think for a second
    A 737 with max seats holds 215 people. Do the math never mind doubt you can that would mean that they would be paying an average of $2,325.59 per seat. So may I say WRONG AGAIN!!!!

    what did you team do to help anyone this week?

    To the fans of the Giants I am sorry for my rants but as someone who has been effected by the storm and know many in very bad shape I am sick and tired of these maggots and there stupid remarks.

  33. kev86 says: Nov 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    also on Tuesday….

    Eli Manning headed to Staten Island to work with the American Red Cross.

    Punter Steve Weatherford and corner Prince Amukamara led a contingent of Giants who handed out food at Seaside Heights, where the boardwalk was demolished by the storm. Meanwhile, Justin Tuck, David Baas and another group of Giants worked at the New Jersey Food Bank, preparing meals for relief workers.

    Nice work by the G-Men.

  34. usmutts says: Nov 7, 2012 11:10 AM

    Being from Louisiana, I know first hand how desperate the folks in NY/NJ are. I can tell you for a fact that any amount offered by team owners or players is gratefully appreciated – whether it’s half a million or a buck and a half. On behalf of the victims, I thank you.

    Remember, it was Romney-Ryan who promised – promised – to cut funding for FEMA. When President Obama called Gov. Christie offering immediate financial assistance for NJ citizens, and Christie gratefully accepted and publicly thanked the President, the Romney-Ryan campaign vilified Christie, as did Fox News, the RNC, and of course right wing nuts on radio. Perhaps Woody Johnson, who trailed Romney around like a love sick puppy during the campaign, feels the same way about storm ravaged working people in NY and NJ as Romney does.

    But if Johnson can find a dollar to spare and chip in for relief efforts I will than him, too.

  35. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 7, 2012 11:37 AM

    I thought they spent their wad on the refs Sunday. Maybe that extra 1/2 mil would have gotten er done.

  36. oilman989 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:56 AM

    A class move by a class organization. By my calculations:

    (a) an apocalypic Viking owner is 400K short,
    (b) a demented, whacked-out Colt owner is, at a minimum, 435K short,
    (c) the other 29 franchises and their corresponding self-absorbed, egocentric owners are out of touch and utterly clueless.

    God speed to the victims of Sandy.

  37. jm91rs says: Nov 7, 2012 12:03 PM

    With the Giants in Cincinnati this weekend, think Mike Brown will match their donation? Pretty sure the world would implode on itself if Mike were to open his pocket book for anything other than himself.

  38. jm91rs says: Nov 7, 2012 12:08 PM

    oilman989 says: Nov 7, 2012 11:56 AM

    A class move by a class organization. By my calculations:

    (a) an apocalypic Viking owner is 400K short,
    (b) a demented, whacked-out Colt owner is, at a minimum, 435K short,
    (c) the other 29 franchises and their corresponding self-absorbed, egocentric owners are out of touch and utterly clueless.

    God speed to the victims of Sandy.
    ___________________________________

    Keep in mind that the Giants and their fans are DIRECTLY impacted by the damage of the storm. Just because a person is wealthy does not mean he is obligated to give money to a charity for a natural disaster.

    Maybe Irsay is giving money to support Leukemia research? That would be fitting since that impacts his team directly. Would you then be upset with the other owners not matching his donations to the cause? All of these guys, even as greedy as we know them to be, will donate more money every year than all of us will in a lifetime. They have the right to chose which charities they want to support.

  39. oldirtyman says: Nov 7, 2012 4:01 PM

    It is not the responsibility of a NFL owner to provide funds for disaster relief, maybe if you proud people of NJ got off your computers and volunteered, your state would be in a little better shape a week after the storm hit

  40. n0hopeleft says: Nov 7, 2012 10:17 PM

    Giants fans, please understand there is a ton of hate for us across the country. That is part of being from this area, you’ll never be respected by some.

    The other hate comes from the fans of other NFL teams. Understand, their sphincters are still sore from Eli’s 2012 season.

    Just smile and realize, they’d take our season over theirs in a heartbeat.

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