Benefit Sports Dinner for Richard Fritzky and his family

Teaneck, NJ (October 19, 2010) — Fairleigh Dickinson University and members of the NY Giants super bowl teams sponsor a benefit dinner, autograph session, and silent and live auction for Richard Fritzky. This event will take place at FDU’s Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ, on Monday, November 8, 2010, from 6-9 p.m.  The event’s silent and live auction will have items from NY Giants memorabilia and other unique items.

Richard Fritzky, father of 12 children, 20-year president of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, editor of Meadowlands USA and adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson for 30 years, contracted a rare form of meningitis in October of 2005.  Months of coma, strokes, amputations, 22 operations and kidney failure never shook his family’s resolve.  Rich was hospitalized 441 days and lost both feet, both legs, and all but the stump of one-half of one finger.  Rich miraculously survived and is at home teaching an online course for FDU and still serving as editor of Meadowlands USA.  He continues to have many health challenges including renal failure, but his courage and spirit are a remarkable testimony to the human will to survive.

Current and former NY Giants expected to attend are Harry Carson, George Martin, O.J. Anderson, Chase Blackburn, Brandon Jacobs, Joe Morris, Odessa Turner, Perry Williams and more.  

Fairleigh Dickinson University organized a benefit soft ball game in 2006 between the 1986 and 1991 Super Bowl Champion Giants and The King and His Court. The event raised more than $15,000 for the “Friends of Rich Fritzky” trust fund. During the fall of 2008 and the fall of 2009, benefits sports dinner raised more than $53,000.00

Tickets are $60 per person and a table of ten may be purchased for $500. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of Rich Fritzky” and mailed to Denise Wisniewski, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1000 River Road, H-DH1-02, Teaneck, NJ 07666, by November 1.

For additional information call 201-692-6514 or visit the Fritzky family website: www.fritzky.com

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations
201.692.7032
schipper@fdu.edu

Melissa Payton
201.692.7034
mpayton@fdu.edu

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations
973.443.8756
giglio@fdu.edu

Lillian Lukac
973.443.8661
lukac@fdu.edu