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Monday, May 2, 2011
Giants fans can appear on game tickets

By Ohm Youngmisuk

If there’s a season this year, the New York Giants are giving fans a chance to appear on the team’s 2011 home game tickets.

The Giants are having a contest to determine the winners. Fans must submit a story with photo that shows their team pride. Enter the contest by visiting Giants.com or Facebook.com/NewYorkGiants starting today.

The Giants will narrow the field to 20 finalists. Then starting on May 18, fans can vote for their favorite story on Facebook.com/NewYorkGiants.

A photo of the top-10 vote-getters will grace the front of the 2011 season’s game tickets for the first time in team history. Each of the 10 winners will have his or her name and image appear on the tickets for one of the 10 scheduled preseason and regular season home games. Each game will be determined by the Giants. Each winner will be recognized during the game in which that person’s picture appears on that game’s ticket. The winners also receive two tickets to that game.

“We want to recognize the greatness of Giants fans in a timeless and meaningful manner, and this program aims to achieve that mission,” said Mike Stevens, Giants Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer. “Ultimately, through our Facebook Page fans will democratically select other fans to be pictured on our 2011 tickets; a true first in our 86-year history. The foundation of the Giants’ rich tradition is an incredibly loyal and strong fan base, and through the power of social media this program will enable us to celebrate Giants fans and their great stories. This is going to be a lot of fun.”

The other 10 finalists who are not chosen as winners will receive a credit or gift card for $200 that will be redeemable for merchandise at the online store on Giants.com.

SUMMERALL HONORED

Former Giant Frank Gifford will present his old teammate and play-by-play legend Pat Summerall with the fourth annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.

Sumerall is being honored tonight at WFUV Radio’s Spring Gala at Three Sixty in Tribeca.