Calling all NY Giants fans! This past weekend we were lucky enough to film the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game, hosted by @thehumble_21 and @licenseplateguy . We also spoke to some of your favorites: Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs, Chase Blackburn and more! For more updates, follow Sharkbite Productions on Instagram and Facebook! #nygiants #bigblue #elimanning #brandonjacobs #landoncollins #sharkbiteproductions
Thanks to the services of Joe Ruback (AKA License Plate Guy), Landon Collins, Brandon Jacobs and many other New York Giants, the first annual Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game was a huge success. The proceeds from the event went to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, a charity run by the coach that helps families (financially, emotionally, and practically) who have children with cancer.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) June 3, 2017
Because of all the support and ticket sales, the game raised $30,000 for the Jay Fund.
The event also featured a dodge-ball tournament and a home run derby (which was dominated by safety Andrew Adams after hitting 16 home runs) along with the actual softball game. The current New York Giants roster was matched up against the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl Champion Rosters.
The rosters were jam-packed with Giants legends such as Mario Manningham, Chris Snee and Plaxico Burress, along with current New York stars Damon “Snacks” Harrison, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jason Pierre-Paul.
I was lucky enough to be there for the event (helping shoot video with SharkBite Productions) and got a chance to be around the enviroment of the fans and the players. Many viewers noticed that the event was “more structured” than charity softball games attempted in years prior.
Even Eli got in on the action.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) June 3, 2017
The players were everything you’d expect. Zak DeOssie, JPP and Corey Webster were atop the list of humorous players, while Eli and Landon were very layed-back. Seriously, like 30,000 people asked them for a picture and they posed for everyone, along with signing a copious amount of autographs for fans.
— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) June 3, 2017
It was a good time, for a good cause, with some good people.