YONKERS, N.Y. -- New York Giants legend David Tyree will host a Super Bowl viewing party on Sunday at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, courtesy of JAG Sports Marketing.
The former NFL wide receiver will talk about his famed "helmet catch" at Super Bowl XLII (2008), sign autographs and watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots with fans. He will also be available for select interviews.
The free festivities will begin in the casino’s Entertainment Lounge at 5:30 p.m. on game day, where Tyree will mingle with fans, sign mini footballs, which will be offered to the first 100 guests, and watch the big game with fans until 6:30 p.m.
Empire City Casino is bringing in a 10-foot-by-15-foot jumbo screen to bring football fans as close to the action as possible with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis along with $5 beers and hot dogs.
Most fans know Tyree for his miraculous helmet grab on a third down and long on the final drive of the 2008 Big Game that helped propel the Giants to their first championship win in 17 years and ruined New England’s bid for a perfect season, according to a release from Empire City Casino.
During the viewing party, Tyree will also provide some insight on what it was like playing the undefeated Patriots nine years ago, the release said.
“David Tyree is a big ‘catch’ for Empire City Casino,” said Taryn Duffy, director of public affairs for Empire City Casino. “We encourage fans from all over the tri-state area to come watch the Falcons and the Patriots with a local football legend.”
Additional viewing and food options will be available at Empire City with Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub offering a $35 buffet menu along with $5 Bud and Bud Light drafts and more than 40 high-definition televisions.
Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Highlights of the buffet will include football classics like wings, burgers, sliders and nachos and a special regional dish for each team.
As an added bonus, the first 5,000 Empire Club Members to check in at the main promotions booth will receive a free “Game Day Beanie Cap." Fans who are not Empire Club members can sign up for free in a matter of minutes.
For more information about the Empire City Casino, visit http://empirecitycasino.com/ or call (914) 968-4200.
Empire City Casino is at 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers.