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Primrose Second Grader is a New York Giants Junior Reporter

 student on stage jumping to high five with Giants Player - feet off the ground

Getting to interview players at the NY Giants Draft Party was a huge win for Olivia Ponzio and an opportunity to do something many people dream of.

“I’m a Giants fan,” said Olivia. “They’re my favorite team.”

Olivia entered the New York Giants Junior Reporter contest along with 200 other applicants. To win, Olivia had to submit a 30-second video that said “Hi, I am Olivia Ponzio and I’m reporting live from my backyard.” That entry made her the sole winner of the competition.

“My mom saw the contest on Facebook,” Olivia said. “She asked if I wanted to do it and I said, ‘Yes!’”

Olivia was invited to the NY Giants Draft Party at MetLife Stadium, where she was asked up onto the stage. On stage, she interviewed NY Giants players Kayvon Thibodeaux and Brian Bruns. She asked them questions such as “Were you excited when you got drafted?” She was even featured on the jumbotron.

“I got to get the crowd excited, and I said, ‘Let’s go Giants!’”

Student with microphone in giants hat and sweatshirtAlong with interviewing the players, Olivia got to spend time in the VIP suite, eat great food, and enjoy the party with a friend she brought with her. As part of the experience, which was sponsored by Wendy’s, she received a Giants Junior Reporter jersey, blanket, football, towel, water bottle, cornhole set, and a $500 gift card to Wendy’s.

Student in stadium with two players next to herOlivia hasn’t had the opportunity to attend a New York Giants game yet, but she hopes to in the future.