Paul Zimmerman Benefit

As many football fans know, Paul Zimmerman -- Sports Illustrated's "Dr. Z" -- had a series of strokes last fall, which have left him unable to speak or write.

Several big NFL names -- including NBC/SI analyst Peter King, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and Jets coach Rex Ryan -- are staging an event to raise funds that will go towards a wide range of therapies for the good doctor.

Here are the details, courtesy Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column.

The event, featuring Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Jets coach Rex Ryan, is set for May 18 at 7 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, N.J. There will be an open bar beginning at 6:15, followed by dinner at 7, and a round-table with me, Coughlin and Ryan reviewing the draft and previewing the season at 8, followed by questions for the coaches from the audience. Then, at about 8:50, we're going to say thanks to the coaches, and then have a football insiders' roundtable. I'll host Adam Schefter and Sal Paolantonio -- with perhaps a surprise guest or two beyond that -- from 9 to 9:30, and then we'll announce the winners of the auction items and be on our way.

Tickets are $225 apiece, or $1,500 for a table of eight, and are available by sending a check, payable to "Dr. Z/Nothing is Impossible Foundation'' to:

Dr. Z/Nothing is Impossible Foundation
21 Pine St.
Suite 202
Rockaway, N.J. 07866

All tickets are tax-deductible.

In addition, donations may be sent to that address as well.


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