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Giants lineman Jason Pugh hosts fundraiser to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children
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Giants lineman Jason Pugh hosts fundraiser to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children

New York, NY ( – What a great Giants lineman and compassionate individual Jason Pugh is.

This fine young fellow hosted a fundraiser for the Shriners Hospitals for Children at the Promenade sports bar on Third Ave in Manhattan.  Jason invited his college friends to watch his alma maters, Syracuse, football game.  There was a wonderful turn out of about one hundred and fifty individuals who had a great time and participated in an auction of various gifts and trips.  Imperial Sir Joe Savaglio showed up and joined the crowd and the photos.  We were fortunate to have a few of the children who were patients in our hospitals and their families join us.  The tales and stories of how the Shriners gave these children excellent pediatric care and hope for the future, were heart wrenching.

The 22 specialty hospitals located in North America are dedicated to the premier care for children.  The hospitals are designed for children.  The staff and doctors are dedicated to children.  The focus of the care is for children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.  Shriners and their families are dedicated to the most wonderful charity in America.  Everyone does what they can.  Noble Mike Cutino was able to donate some of the gifts.  Noble Johnny Kelly assisted in facilitating Mike’s donations and attended the party.  Johnny spent time with the families and passed along a signed Yankee uniform shirt to one of our patient ambassadors.  Joe from Minnesota has been with the Shriners since he was an infant.  He is now a young man, living a life filled with hope.

This was truly a wonderful event that the Ad agency 1st Degree, with Misti and Amy, worked hard to make this event a success.  As Jason said, it all about team work, if you want to be a winner.  How proud we are to be Shriners.  Thank you Jason …

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