To Do Friday: Champions for Children Gala

Bruce Beck. (Photo by Getty Images)

Bruce Beck. (Photo by Getty Images)

New York Giants players Eli Manning and Victor Cruz will join Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin at the ninth annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala to help provide financial and emotional assistance to families with a child battling cancer. At tonight’s event, John K. Mara, president and CEO of the Giants, and Frank J. Bisignano, CEO of First Data Corporation, will be honored for their civic leadership and community service contributions. WNBC-TV Sports anchor Bruce Beck will serve as master of ceremonies. A red carpet cocktail party will be followed by a formal sit-down dinner and live auction. Organizers are hoping to raise $1 million from tonight’s dinner to help with emergency household expenses, funeral costs, gas and food necessities, and hospital/clinic services.

Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street, 212-627-1000, $1,250

To Do Friday: Champions for Children Gala