Leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, NY Jets legend, Nick Mangold, today announced that he will host a 20 day wellness challenge on Kilter to support and honor the families of fallen first responders. The Nick Mangold 20-74 Challenge will support New York-based nonprofit Answer the Call and its mission to assist the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel killed in the line of duty.
“Being a Jet, I’m proud to call New York City my second hometown and feel especially close to the fans in this area,” said Mangold, the seven-time NFL Pro Bowl center who wore number 74 for the Jets. “Carrying the American Flag out of the tunnel on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks was one of the most emotional moments of my life. I want to honor the victims and survivors and support the widows and children of fallen police and firefighters. I encourage everyone to join me on Kilter to support Answer the Call for this 20 day challenge.”
Starting now, fans and supporters of all ages and abilities from any location are encouraged to download the Kilter app and register for the Nick Mangold 20-74 Challenge, which starts August 23 and concludes on September 11, 2021. Throughout the course of the event, Nick and the participants are challenged to complete at least one activity per day for 20 days while raising funds for Answer the Call. Both activity and fundraising progress will be tracked on Kilter’s interactive leaderboard.
Fundraising incentives include a Nick Mangold Seventy Four BBQ Sauce gift package and a grand prize NY Experience Package which includes NY Jets tickets, a private lunch with Nick Mangold featuring his own Seventy Four BBQ Sauce and more.
"Answer the Call is extremely appreciative of Nick Mangold's continued support of our work,” said Lauren Profeta, Answer the Call Executive Director. “He is a long-time supporter of our organization and never hesitates to step up to help the families of our fallen first responders. We are honored that he selected us to be the charity beneficiary of the Nick Mangold 20-74 Challenge on Kilter."
For more information and to register for the Nick Mangold 20-74 Challenge supporting Answer the Call on Kilter, please visit www.kilterrewards.com/events/nick-mangolds-20-74-challenge
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ABOUT NICK MANGOLD
Nick Mangold is one of the top linemen ever to play for the N.Y. Jets. Wearing number 74 on his jersey, he played for 11 seasons and was a seven-time NFL Pro Bowler. He also won a national championship while at The Ohio State University. Nick embodied a relentless, durable work ethic as the player who’d do anything to help the team. A foodie and BBQ aficionado, he has BBQed for years for his teammates and family while serving his homemade, craft-style Seventy Four BBQ sauce.
ABOUT ANSWER THE CALL
The N.Y. Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, also known as Answer the Call, was founded in 1985 by NY Mets Legend Daniel "Rusty" Staub. Answer the Call provides immediate and ongoing support to the families of NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD heroes killed in the line of duty. Since it was founded, Answer the Call has distributed over $160 million directly to the families of our fallen heroes. The organization believes the best way to honor our fallen heroes is to take care of those they love the most - their families. In addition to financial support, the organization hosts events and programs to give the families an opportunity to cope and connect. In 2021 alone, Answer the Call expects to help approximately 550 families and distribute over $4.6 million. For more information or to make a donation, visit answerthecall.org.