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Saks Fifth Avenue Joins New York Jets for an Evening of Food and Fashion to Fight Hunger

October 27, 2015 – The New York Jets will hold their 12th annual Taste of the Jets event on Monday, November 16, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit ShopRite Partners in Caring. This unique event combines football, food and a fashion show featuring Jets players, allowing fans to experience all the city has to offer while teaming up with players and coaches to fight hunger in our community. The Taste is presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, ShopRite, Celebrity Cruises and ESPN New York 98.7.

For the second year, the Taste of the Jets will be held at 4 World Trade Center. This location will also be the site of a special edition of Inside the Jets, the weekly Monday night 98.7 ESPN radio show hosted by the Jets’ Eric Allen and ESPN’s Larry Hardesty and will feature on-air player guests.

“Each year the Taste of the Jets is a fantastic opportunity for fans to interact with our players and sample food from some of New York’s best restaurants,” said Jets President Neil Glat. “From a Saks fashion show to helping to fight hunger, this event has a little of everything for Jets fans.”

Current Jets Willie Colon, Quinton Coples, Antonio Cromartie, Demario Davis, Eric Decker, Leger Douzable, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Dexter McDougle, Calvin Pace, Buster Skrine and Leonard Williams will walk the runway as part of the third annual Taste Fashion Show, sporting looks from Saks.

“Saks is proud to be a part of this exciting event with the New York Jets to fight hunger in our community,” said Tom Ott, SVP GMM Men’s. “This year, Jets fans have the opportunity to see the latest in men’s fashion from Saks including Diesel, Eleventy, G Star, Hugo Boss, Movado, PRPS, Strellson and Saks Fifth Avenue’s private menswear collection.”

The fashion show will kick off the evening, which features an incredible lineup of restaurants. STK, Lugo Cucina Italiana and Emma’s Ale House are among the 20 confirmed restaurants that will each serve a signature dish to the guests. ShopRite and Calandra’s will provide the desserts to top off the culinary portion of the night.

All net proceeds will benefit ShopRite Partners in Caring, a year-round, community-based hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $3 million annually to more than 1,700 qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Tickets are available for purchase for $375. For more information, visit newyorkjets.com/taste.

 
ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 38 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

Contact:

Meghan Gilmore
New York Jets
mgilmore@jets.nfl.com
973.549.4684

Cara Fratto
Saks Fifth Avenue
cara_fratto@s5a.com
212.940.5017

Katie Majeski
Saks Fifth Avenue
katie_majeski@s5a.com
212.451.1931