Former NFL players meet with Asbury Park kids

NFL players, past and present, had a chance to connect with children in Asbury Park Wednesday.

NFL players, past and present, had a chance to connect with children in Asbury Park Wednesday.

NFL players, past and present, had a chance to connect with children in Asbury Park Wednesday. (1/29/14)

ASBURY PARK - NFL players, past and present, had a chance to connect with children in Asbury Park Wednesday.

Wall Township native Tim Wright of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, excercised with kids at the Boys and Girls Club on Monroe Avenue.

The football clinic was run by the non-profit "Gridiron GANG," or "Giving Adolescence New Goals."

Jersey City resident Damian Gregory, who played with the Detroit Lions, is the executive director. "Everyone is concentrating so much on New York," he says. "The Super Bowl is here in New Jersey, so I wanted to do something for a real New Jersey town."

"It's our responsibility as former players to give back to the community," says former New York Giant Keith Elias. "To impact the lives the best we can."

The event was sponsored by Durso Wealth Management Group, based in Red Bank.

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