FootballNY Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Launches Project Prom by Jackie Daly November 23, 2013 Right before the joyous holiday season, and smack in the middle of the football season, NY Giants punter Steve Weatherford launched a brand new program, Project Prom. This initiative will present a glamorous evening for high school students who suffered hardships as a result of Hurricane Sandy last fall.Weatherford is no stranger to philanthropic work; he is just continuing his help to kids and the community by launching this annual program. Currently, he is a Fitness Ambassador for the Boys and Girls Club of NJ, a “head coach” for Wellness in Schools, and represents Second Chance Toys, Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Rush the Punter, Kicks for Kids, and The Steve Weatherford Charity for Ghana as a spokesperson and role model.To be considered for this new program, the high school seniors at the annually chosen school will put in writing the hardships they have had to overcome since the storm and submit their words in an essay contest. A panel of educators and experts will narrow the essays down to 20 finalist, and Weatherford will chose the winning 10 students. Those chosen as winners will have the pleasure of Prom Night with Weatherford himself and some of his NY Football Giants teammates!No outfit? No car? Have no fear! All the necessities will be provided for an extra special evening to remember.The students who were selected as finalists, but not chosen for Prom, will be recognized by having their essay published.The program will recognize students at one school annually, the first being Southern Regional High School in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.This past Tuesday, November 19, 2013, a commemorative lunch for first emergency responders to Super Storm Sandy took place in Long Branch. Weatherford was there to serve some lunch to the heroes. Just after lunch he gave encouraging words to the football team at Regional High School, the first school of the Project Prom school initiative.“One of the hardest lessons in life is how to overcome adversity,” said Weatherford. “We are happy to provide a forum where kids can express their feelings about loss – and also gain strength on how to rise above. And we are also happy to provide a great evening that otherwise might not have been affordable to them.”Now, it’s time to take on the Dallas Cowboys in a divisional rival game this Sunday at MetLife! Back up the encouraging words with a “W”! Post Views: 1,060The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJackie DalyJackie Daly has been with In The Zone since 2012. Her contributions have been mostly in NHL and special events coverage. Jackie has been a writer, video host, and podcast host with ITZ. She currently co-hosts Tea Time with Mel and Jay. Outside ITZ, Jackie works with MLS's New York City Football Club and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.Latest posts by Jackie Daly (see all) Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards” - April 9, 2021 Tea Time with Mel and Jay, Ep. 7: Review of Netflix’s Pole Dancing Documentary “Strip Down, Rise Up” - March 18, 2021 Jackie Daly chats with Sean Conley: Former NFL kicker and author of “The Point After” - February 23, 2021 Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 6: Review of TIGER - February 16, 2021 Related Topics Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Football You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review... Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation : Started with one, and still affecting many Super Bowl Week 2014! NY/NJ! Who’s Ready?