NY Giants® Legend Rodney Hampton Visits VA Home
To the delight of an estimated 300 Connecticut Veterans, NY Giants® legend running back Rodney Hampton stopped by the Connecticut Veterans Home and Hospital on Monday in Rocky Hill for a meet and greet with residents, to sign autographs, and to take photographs.
Hampton played his entire career with the New York Giants® from 1990 until retiring in 1997. He was part of the New York Giants team that won Superbowl XXV, and played in two Pro-Bowl teams.
Rodney Hampton’s visit to the Veteran’s Home and Hospital was facilitated by the CT Lottery to show appreciation for the dedication and service provided by Connecticut’s Veterans’. The facility provides general medical care and long-term services for veterans of the various branches of the United States Armed Forces.
“Giving back to the community is vital to our core corporate values of acting with integrity and social responsibility,” said Anne Noble, President and CEO of the CT Lottery. “With the Holidays approaching, we wanted to do something really special for our Veterans as a thank you for their service and sacrifices.”
As part of the company’s good works initiatives, CT Lottery staff distributed t-shirts, footballs, NY Giants game schedules and photos of Hampton to domicile residents and to long-term patients housed in the Levitow Health Care Center.
In August, the CT Lottery launched a NY Giants Scratch game
, which gives players the chance to win $4 million in total cash prizes, including four top prizes of $50,000 each.
One of the features of this game allows players to return non-winning tickets to the CT Lottery for inclusion in a series of 2nd Chance drawings to win a wide array of New York Giants experiential and merchandise prizes such as tickets to Giants home games, trips to Giants road games, VIP access at Giants Training Camp, authentic Giants helmets and game jerseys, and more.