Meet Mangini at charity event

New York Jets' Head Coach Eric Mangini and the Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation (CFM) present the second annual Charity Bowl at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, May 21, at 6 pm. The announcement was made by Meghan Gilmore.

Proceeds from this event will benefit three non-profit organizations committed to providing athletic and academic opportunities to deserving children: the Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation, the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund and PlaySmart, Inc.

Charity Bowl is a tournament-style bowling event where each team is assigned a "celebrity bowler." The inaugural Charity Bowl raised more than $150,000 in 2007. This year's celebrity bowlers will include coaches and players from the New York Jets, as well as other New York-based sports teams. Three bowling packages are available for purchase: Touchdown ($6,000), Field Goal ($3,000) and Extra Point ($500).

Touchdown: Group receives one lane (six bowling positions), two spectator passes, six bowling shirts with corporate logo, corporate banner placed in bowling facility, corporate logo in tournament program, corporate name identifying lanes, four VIP parking passes and a special meet-and-greet with coach Mangini.

Field Goal: Group receives one lane (six bowling positions), two spectator passes, six bowling shirts, corporation listed in tournament program and corporate name identifying lanes.

Extra Point: One bowling position and a bowling shirt.

Group packages are available by logging on to www.chelseapiers.com/charitybowl or by calling 212-336-6500 ext. 6564.

Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to bid in a live auction which boasts a quarterback school taught by Chad Pennington; a behind-the-scenes tour of ESPN's studio in Bristol, CT, by Mike Greenberg of Mike & Mike In The Morning and a five-night trip to Las Vegas. Throughout the night, there will also be a silent auction that includes autographed memorabilia from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and MLS as well as gift certificates to local area businesses and entertainment experiences.

CARMINE & FRANK MANGINI FOUNDATION: The Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation is a non-profit organization, which provides funding directed at increasing opportunities for under-resourced children. It seeks to accomplish this goal by creating, developing and assisting academic and athletic programs. The foundation has four main programs: the Football Fundamentals Mini-Camp, CFM Foundation MVPs (computer scholarships), mini-grants and capital improvement projects. www.cfmfoundation.com.

CHELSEA PIERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund is committed to providing children in need with the opportunity to experience the enormous benefits and enjoyment of participation in athletics. Monies raised through the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund are used to provide partial and full scholarships to under-resourced children to participate in sports camps and programs at Chelsea Piers and throughout New York City. CPSF has provided over 800 children with athletic grants. www.chelseapiers.com/cpsf.

PLAYSMART,INC.: PlaySmart, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help underprivileged 5th through 12th grade students realize their academic and total potential through athletics. PlaySmart focuses on both providing athletic opportunities and reinforcing the academic tools and values that we believe are essential for life long success: hard work, discipline, teamwork and knowledge. www.playsmart.org.