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Run, walk, golf or draft: plenty of offseason events for Giants fans

1. LAWRENCE TAYLORLinebacker, 1981-93What more can you say

1. LAWRENCE TAYLOR
Linebacker, 1981-93
What more can you say about the most dominant pass rusher in NFL history? Taylor could change the course of a game with a single pass rush around the end. How dangerous was he? Offensive coordinators would routinely revolve their game plan around staying away from Taylor as much as possible, often with futile results. Taylor was a 10-time Pro Bowler and an eight-time first-team All Pro. When he retired, he had a franchise-best 132.5 sacks. Taylor was a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1998. Credit: Getty

Just a couple of notices about upcoming events in the next few weeks since I won’t be around to remind you:

Don’t forget to register for the NYRR New York Giants Run of Champions 5K, Presented by Walgreens and Duane Reade. The event will be held Sunday, June 24, and will benefit the Giants Foundation, which assists youth-related charities throughout the greater New York area. The 5K run and Walk with Walgreens start at 9 a.m., with Play60 kids races beginning at 11:30 a.m. Registration for the run concludes Tuesday, June 19. For information and to register, head to nygiants5K.nyrr.org.

The First Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Outting to benefit North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital New Childrens Aneurysm Center will be played at Cold Spring Harbor CC on June 25. The VIP-Silent Auction Party will be at the Oheka Castle. For More information go to www.bigdaddygolfclassic.com. Contact Bob Broderick at bob@rtbemediallc.com for Foursomes and VIP Party Tickets.

The 17th Annual Tim Mara Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit St. Ann Place on October 31 at Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter, Florida. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit St. Ann Place, a non-profit organization that provides homeless women and men a clean, safe place where clients receive services in a respectful and dignified manner, regardless of sex, race or religion. Over 150 women and men visit St. Ann Place daily for some form of service. This year’s honoree will be Bobby Duhon who was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1968 draft. As a rookie in 1968, Duhon ran for 363 yards and three touchdowns, while hauling in 37 catches for another 373 yards and a score through the air. There will also be a special tribute to Alex “Big Red” Webster who passed away March 5. For more information, Email Joe Healey at: jpandlthealey@gmail.com

And finally, how cool would it be to see Lawrence Taylor staring at Michael Vick? Well, LT and OJ Anderson are teaming up with ReedPOP, the company who produces ComicCon (the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world), to help launch the inaugural Fantasy Football Festival in Atlantic City, August 18 and 19. Now a billion dollar industry, fantasy football continues to attract fans from all over the world. The inaugural festival in AC is expected to bring in close to 25,000 fans over the weekend. Aside from hosting your own fantasy draft live from the AC Convention Center with all your friends, there will be a number of activities and special events throughout the weekend including athlete and celebrity appearances, video game tournaments and free-play, interactive athletic competitions, sports memorabilia, a tailgate party and beer tasting. LT and OJ will also be joined by Vick, LeSean McCoy, Joe Theismann, Bruce Smith, Chris Doleman and ESPN Fantasy Expert Matthew Berry. For more info check out www.fantasyfootballfest.com/Buy-Tickets. Feel free to ask LT about his Super Bowl ring if you go.
 

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