On May 4, 2010, David Fink, President and Chief Communications Officer, and Shelley Schoenfeld, Director, New Accounts, The DavidHenry Agency, attended the Minority Athletes Networking (MAN) Etc, Inc. 2010 Annual Benefit Dinner honoring NY Giants Players Shaun O’Hara & David Diehl, Ms. Bari Mattes, Senior Advisor to Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the outstanding scholarship students of M.A.N Etc., Inc. Commendably, O’Hara was unable to attend the gala as it fell during his eight day USO tour in Kuwait and Iraq where he was meeting and motivating United States soldiers.
Many New York Giants football greats were in attendance including George Martin, MAN-Etc. co-founder and former defensive end and co-captain of the New York Giants Super Bowl-winning team in 1986, Harry Carson, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who played his entire professional career for the New York Giants (1976-1988), Bart Oats who played for the New York Giants from 1985-1993 and was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV, and many others. Ottis “O.J.” Anderson, former Giant and MVP of Super Bowl XXV (1991) provided an entertaining performance as he emceed a portion of the auction that raised funds for MAN-Etc.
MAN etc, Inc. was founded in April 1989 by former NY Giants Players George Martin, Terrence Jackson, Ron Johnson and Hall of Famer Harry Carson because they saw the need for positive role models working in the lives of young people following the Central Park Jogger incident. For over 20 years Minority Athletes Networking has been servicing the inner city community in the tri-state area, and is fully committed to “Making A Difference” in children’s lives in the inner cities.
Previous honorees include the late Arthur Ashe and Jerry Fuchs, as well as Phil Simms, Bill Parcells, Jim Fassel, Ray Lucas, Howard Cross, Keith Hamilton, Kerry Collins, Amani Toomer, Marvin Hopkins, Gustav Heningburg, Harry Carson, George Martin, Ron Johnson, Robert Cook, Michael Strahan, and Tiki Barber.
For more information on MAN-ETC, visit www.manetc.org.