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The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation Present: 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of The Year Luncheon!


Inside Access from Chase invites you to two events taking place during the big football game weekend in New York City. Your experience will begin on Friday, January 31st, when you join football greats and league leadership at a very special private luncheon to recognize the finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Connie Payton will lead the event as finalists* and their families are recognized for their volunteerism and philanthropic work, as well as excellence on the playing field. You will be among a select group of seventy people to witness this unique event.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, now in its 44th year, has become one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon an NFL player. Thirty two players, one representing each NFL club, are nominated for the annual award. Among the panel of judges who select the winner are: Commissioner Goodell, Connie Payton, the previous year's winner and former players.

Prior to 1999, the award was called the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago running back Walter Payton passed away (having been the 1977 recipient himself); the award was renamed to honor his legacy as a humanitarian.

The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation (WCPF) is dedicated to the emotional healing of neglected, abused and underprivileged children by providing tools and opportunities to build self-esteem and encourage a better family unit giving hope for a brighter future. A portion of your ticket cost will go to the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.

As an added bonus, you will have an opportunity at the luncheon to be photographed with the award finalists.

Friday Man Of The Year Luncheon Includes:

  • Passed drinks on arrival
  • Sit down luncheon
  • Introduction of nominees and finalist
  • Photographs with Connie Payton, Commissioner, and Finalists
  • Transportation to and from the luncheon

* Former winners and nominees are invited but not guaranteed to attend.

Evening with Guy Fieri at Chase VIP Lounge Includes:
On Saturday, February 1st, join in the festivities at the Chase United VIP Lounge for a private evening with Guy Fieri. You will be among approximately two hundred guests treated to a walk around sampling of Guy's specialty dishes.

  • Walk Around Buffet
  • Open Bar
  • Photo Opportunities

Event Dates and Schedules:
Man of the Year Luncheon – Friday – January 31, 2014

  • 11:30 AM Meet for Registration
  • 12:00 PM Transportation to Luncheon
  • 12:30 PM Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Luncheon
  • 3:00 PM Return to Registration Location
    * Exact luncheon time subject to change. Event location will be provided to guests who purchase this experience.

Evening with Guy Fieri at Chase VIP Lounge – Saturday – February 1, 2014

  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Chase VIP Lounge
    Guy's American Kitchen & Bar
    220 W 44th St. New York, NY 10036

A detailed itinerary with locations will be provided to guests who purchase this experience. Please Note: this is not an autograph session. If time permits, autographs will be considered.