NEW YORK GIANTS STARS JOIN NEW AMSTERDAM ACTOR JOCKO SIMS AT METLIFE STADIUM TO KICKOFF ANNUAL HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

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[Health & Fitness News]
New York Giants Nate Solder and Aldrick Rosas join New Amsterdam actor Jocko Sims Saturday at Metlife Stadium to kickoff annual health & fitness expo...
Photo: Isabela Mansour

A star-studded opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting headlined by New York Giants Offensive Lineman Nate Solder, New York Giants Pro Bowl Kicker Aldrick Rosas, New Amsterdam actor Jocko Sims and anchors and reporters from both NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will kick off this weekend’s 7th Annual Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium, starting 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 22.  Bravo Top Chef, Chris Scott, above picture, will be there as well.

Presented by Quest Diagnostics, the FREE, family-friendly mega event will be open to the public throughout the weekend, running 10 AM to 4 PM each day.

Opening Ceremonies for the 7th Annual NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo, will be presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Visitors should arrive before 9:30 AM to complete a waiver and enter through security on Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 AM.

Opening ceremonies will be led by NBC 4 New York Lead Sports Anchor Bruce Beck and Telemundo 47 Lead Sports Anchor Veronica Contreras and include remarks from New York Giants Offensive Lineman Nate Solder, New York Giants Pro Bowl Kicker Aldrick Rosas and New Amsterdam star actor Jocko Sims. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting featuring local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will conclude the event.

Special guests appearing throughout the Expo will also include: Sean Chandler, Giants Safety Grant Haley, Giants Cornerback RJ McIntosh, Giants Defensive Lineman Olsen Pierre, Giants Defensive Lineman Scott Simonson, Giants Tight End Chad Wheeler, Giants Offensive Tackle Oshane Ximines, Giants Outside Linebacker Carl Banks, Giants Legend and Broadcast Analyst Harry Carson, Giants Legend and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Phil Simms, Giants Legend and Super Bowl XXI MVP Jonathan Casillas, Former Giants Linebacker Jeff Feagles, Former Giants Punter Christian Guardino, America’s Got Talent Contestant & Golden Buzzer Winner Chris Scott, Bravo’s Top Chef.

“We have made this year’s Health & Fitness Expo bigger and better than ever before. With new free, family-friendly attractions, it is the only place in the Tri-State area where viewers can learn more about health & fitness while touring the Giants locker room, meeting their favorite WNBC anchors and reporters, talking a selfie with a Hollywood star and riding a Zipline from one end zone to the other,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.

A full schedule of health, fitness and other fun weekend activities, including celebrity appearance schedules can be accessed by visiting www.NBCNewYork.com/Expo or www.Telemundo47.com/Expo.

“As the Spanish-language home for 2019 Copa América and FIFA® Women’s World Cup France 2019TM health and fitness are incredibly important to our viewers and the Spanish-speaking communities we serve across the Tri-State area. This is why we have designed an action-packed weekend of football, futbol and so many more fun activities for our Telemundo 47 viewers – all designed with their health in mind,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47.

Additional Expo highlights also include: The iconic Ellen “Cash Grab” booth has also been added to the NBC Village. One lucky Expo visitor will be chosen for an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to watch the show live. The New York Red Bulls will lead a special soccer clinic for all fans, who are also invited to join a special Telemundo 47 World Cup Tailgate, featuring live viewing of 2019 Copa América, FIFA® Women’s World Cup France 2019TM. Touring the StormTeam 4 / La Autoridad en El Tiempo weather center, featuring live weather demonstrations with both station’s state-of-the-art weather vehicles: StormRanger 4 / CazaTormentas 47 and StormChaser 4 / BuscaTormentas 47. Joining healthy cooking demonstrations and meeting on-site health experts to discuss integrative approaches to disease prevention, healthy dieting and nutritional information. Participating in the mega-yoga activity, “Zen in the Zone,” presented by Hackensack Meridian Health where 1,000 yogis will practice yoga on the MetLife Stadium field. Competing in the FitnessAge Challenge, a program that reveals your “fitness age” and the UniversalKids Family Fun Zone, featuring healthy activities designed for children. Scaling a massive rock wall, taking flight on two zip lines and joining the “Giants Experience” presented by Verizon where fans can participate in football-themed activities on the MetLife Stadium field. Adopting a new pet through Clear the Shelters, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s popular, Tri-State pet adoption initiative. The Bergen County Animal Shelter and Long Island’s Little Shelter will be available for families to meet a homeless pet in need of a forever home.

For the first time, visitors can participate in “Bruce Beck’s Giant Challenge presented by Quest Diagnostics,” where they can kick a field goal, catch a pass and other health-themed activities for a chance to win a prize. Quest Diagnostics will also offer attendees,18 years and older, complimentary health screenings throughout the weekend, including cholesterol, vitamin D, kidney function and blood sugar level tests. Results can be accessed through the MyQuest mobile health app.

In service to the community: 45 local non-profits will be on-site to provide information and resources to the Tri-State community. This includes the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of New York and Northern New Jersey, Hope for the Warriors, Garden State Equality, National Kidney Foundation and more. In conjunction with Telemundo 47’s community initiative "El Poder en Ti", the Hispanic Federation will be on site to offer families resources on citizenship, immigration, and voter registration. This includes referrals to reliable and low-cost community resources available for Tri-State families. In conjunction with Clear the Shelters, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s popular, Tri-State pet adoption initiative, Bergen County Animal Shelter and Long Island’s Little Shelter will appear at MetLife Stadium.

FREE parking will be available for the two-day event. Bus service to/from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Secaucus Junction will also be available for the event. COACH USA 351 bus service will run hourly on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The buses will leave from New York’s Port Authority Bus terminal (Gates 410, 411 and 413) to MetLife Stadium Lot K. NJ TRANSIT 353 bus service will also run hourly on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The buses will leave from Secaucus Junction to MetLife Stadium Lot K.

The NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium is produced and managed by Network Events, an event development, marketing, sales and management firm specializing in the production of large-scale consumer events for media partners and professional sports teams. For more information on Network Events, Inc., please visit www.networkevents.tv.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years. The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast. In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2019 Copa America, the 2019 and 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments.

Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week through their linear and digital platforms, Telemundo 47 was the Tri-State’s first Spanish-language television station to offer livestreamed broadcasts through a dedicated mobile app. The station offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.

As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. For more information about Telemundo 47, please visit Telemundo47.com.

About the New York Football Giants A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 95th season of play this fall. For more information, visit www.giants.com.

About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 46,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. For more information, visit www.QuestDiagnostics.com.

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