Teaming up with former Giants Howard Cross and Charles, the hospital hopes this contest will encourage fans to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Fans are invited to submit an entertaining video of 60 seconds or less showing how they train like their favorite Giants players.
Contest winners will receive a chance to tour the Timex Performance Center including the Super Bowl trophy case; a Q&A session with hospital and Giants medical staff; and autographs and photos with former Giants players.
The grand prize winner will receive all of the above plus autographs from members of the current Giants squad.
“Obviously, the Giants understand the importance of fitness and wellness,” said Mike Stevens, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the New York Giants. “We are proud of our partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery and look forward to encouraging our fans to ‘Get Fit’ with this contest.”
All content will be evaluated on originality, creativity and association with health and wellness. This may include specific football drills on blocking, tackling, passing, running, catching, conditioning and stretching exercises or even making healthy food choices. Instructional videos featuring Cross and Way that demonstrate training methods to help athletes prevent injuries and perform at their best appear on www.HSS.edu.
Submissions will be accepted via HSS’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hspecialsurgery) until Nov. 30, 2012. Fans must first “Like” the page in order to submit. The contest is open to legal U.S. residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, at least 16 years old at time of entry, who reside within a 75-mile radius of MetLife Stadium.
Five finalists will be selected, and then fans across the country will have the opportunity to vote for their three favorites.
“On behalf of HSS, we are proud to support the New York Giants and are excited to bring this program to their fans,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. “This event is an integral part of our commitment to help both the professional athlete and the ‘weekend warrior’ to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.”