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NFL Players Dine In Morristown As Part Of Fundraising Event

NFL Players Dine In Morristown As Part Of Fundraising Event Members of the NY Giants recently dined at 1776 by David Burke in support of the nonprofit, Athletes Making Progress Together (AMPT).

MORRISTOWN, NJ — NFL players traveled to Morristown this week as the nonprofit Athletes Making Progress Together (AMPT) and 1776’s Topgolf Swing Suite collaborated to host a fundraising event on Nov. 28 that brought together business executives, community leaders and professional athletes.

The fundraiser, which was held in support of AMPT’s nonprofit endeavors, included a night of food, drink, networking, virtual golf and a silent auction with starters from the New York Giants.

Greenberg & Rapp Financial Group, Inc., a New Jersey-based wealth management and consulting firm, also attended the event, as they plan to soon transition their headquarters to Morristown.

The dinner took place at 1776 by David Burke, which is located at 67 East Park Place, in Morristown.

“What an incredible night coming together for an incredible cause” said AMPT President, Jackie Nunes. “It’s important for us to bridge the gap between professional athletes and the community in all different capacities. We’ve produced youth camps, golf outings and charity events in the past. This was our first time hosting a networking event with much success, I know it won’t be our last.”

Already this fall, AMPT has organized a back-to-school supplies drive in September in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton. The donated items were delivered by AMPT along with Dane Belton, Justin “Jelly” Ellis, and Nick Gates of the NY Giants, who also spent the evening interacting and playing with the children.

The Boys & Girls Club of Carnegie also benefited from AMPT’s support of a Thanksgiving dinner featuring Montravius Adams and Pat Freiermuth of the Pittsburgh Steelers this past month.

“Last night’s event with the AMPT organization was a complete success. It’s exciting to see new relationships being created right here at our venue in Morristown,” said Sue Vorcheimer Director of Marketing and Communications at 1776.

AMPT is an impact company focused on bridging the gap between the community and professional athletes through events. The company produces a range of athlete-driven events, including youth camps, charitable events, golf outings, non-profit fundraisers and more.

“We are truly honored to be able to take part in such a great event. These Giants are all amazing athletes at the top of their game. As we transition our headquarters into Morristown and the surrounding communities, we have a commitment to lean into causes like this to better serve everyone around us,” said Thomas Rapp, Founder of Greenberg & Rapp.

By: Vianella Burns, Patch Staff

Photo courtesy of Chris Samson