Popular Tight End to Meet and Greet Fans, Sign Autographs in Entertainment Lounge
Yonkers, NY – Empire City Casino will be the place to be for fans of “Big Blue” when two-time New York Giants Super Bowl champion Mark Bavaro appears in the casino’s Entertainment Lounge Saturday, August 26th beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The popular tight-end will meet and greet football enthusiasts, pose for photos and sign autographs before heading into Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub to watch the New York bragging rights pre-season contest between the Giants and Jets. Dan Rooney’s features over 40 large screen TVs with upscale pub food & cold brews available for purchase. Fans can order up a juicy NY strip steak or an award-winning burger and cheer on the G-Men as they tackle Gang Green just across the river at MetLife Stadium.
Bavaro is among one of the most popular Giants of the mid-eighties and was a key component on Coach Parcells’ Super Bowl XXI and XXV championship squads. He was a fourth round selection by the Giants in the 1985 NFL Draft following an All-American career at Notre Dame. Bavaro quickly emerged as a starter in his rookie season in 1985 and was renowned for his blocking, toughness and receiving ability as tight end. Known for his blue collar play, Bavaro was a two-time All-Pro and two-time Pro-Bowler. In 2011, he was inducted into the Giants’ Ring of Honor, which commemorates some of the most prominent figures in the franchise’s history.
While at the casino, attendees can take a chance on the record-breaking $2-million jackpot currently available only at Empire City Casino on the IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars® slot machine just outside Dan Rooney’s, or dance the night away as Radio Riot, the tristate’s premier cover band, rocks out in the Entertainment Lounge.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway:
Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.