Queens and Bronx elected officials took to the gridiron last weekend in the first ever “Touch Football Classic” at Monsignor McClancy High School to raise money for the United Service Organization and the Wounded Warriors Project.
Organized primarily by Assemblyman Mike DenDekker, the Queens team featured a hard-nosed roster that included councilmen Peter Vallone, Jr. and Jimmy Van Bramer and Comptroller John Liu. Assemblyman David Weprin was also there...in a suit. We assume he was channeling his inner Tom Landry.
In the end, though, the Bronx edged the team from Queens by a final score of 20-19. “It was a good time for a great cause,” said State Senator Jose Peralta. “I’m looking forward to the rematch.”
So are we!
This touch football game was aimed at raising money for charity and claiming rights to the title of New York City’s best football team, made up of elected officials.