New York, November 9— A myriad of grand football names from the yesterday and today including three Super Bowl champion Giants – All Pro linebacker Carl Banks, punter Sean Landeta and tackle Karl Nelson – as well as New York Jets head coach Eric Mangiani and quarterback Chad Pennington, coaching icon Bill Parcells, New Jersey-born linebacker Al Singleton, former Jet Bruce Harper, former Eagle Mike Mamula, and former Dolphin Garo Yepremium will line up to support The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation at the 11th annual “Teddy”
Dinner set for Thursday night, November 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island. Boxing trainer and ESPN/2 commentator Teddy Atlas spearheads the gala which remembers his late father and assists the less fortunate.Tables and individual tickets are available by calling 888-505-7070.
Joseph Spinelli will be honored with the 2007 Community Service Award at the benefit.
The boxing community will also assist the Atlas Foundation en masse, with former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer and Hall of Famer Lou Duva joined by former fighters Brian Adams, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Gerry Cooney, Chuck Wepner and Renaldo Snipes. Boxing broadcasters Max Kellerman and Bob Papa of HBO, and Brian Kenny and Joe Tessitore of ESPN will also be on hand.
They will be joined by a superb list of sports and television celebrities including: the Devils Ken Daneyko, jockey Mike Luzzi, ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, actors Chuck Zito, Holt McCallany, and Chris Maloney, American renowned electric bass player Jeff Berlin, Staten Island baseball product Frank Menechino, and disc jockey Goomba Johnny
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