The Giants and the NFL will continue their history of honoring veterans and active duty members of the military with the annual Salute to Service campaign. For every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners – Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Throughout November, teams will designate one home game to honor the military. During these games, teams will display a number of Salute to Service-branded elements in stadiums, with the majority in and around the end zone in order to highlight the league’s new donation program tied to scoring. Branded elements include goal post wraps, pylons with camouflage ribbon decals, wall banners and the words Salute to Service written in the back of the end zone.
Additional on field elements featuring camouflage include ribbon lapel pins, Gatorade towels, Nike and Under Armour gloves for players, captain’s patches and camouflage ribbon footballs used during every play. Game used items will be collected following Salute to Service games and auctioned on NFL Auction (nfl.com/auction), with 100% of net proceeds donated to the league’s three core military non-profit partners.
The Giants will welcome home Soldiers of the Fighting 69th, a New York-based Army National Guard Infantry Unit during this Sunday’s home game. The Fighting 69th returned from its tour of duty in Afghanistan in September and has been aiding the storm relief effort in New York City this week. Military VIPs will represent the services during the coin toss. The Giants will present a check to Building Homes for Heroes, and JP Morgan Chase will present a home to a wounded warrior. The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon will perform during the halftime show.
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