Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Served as Legislative Sponsor of the 2023 Dream Express.
Hawk Strategies CEO Anthony Attanasio, in conjunction with NJ TRANSIT and the NY JETS, were overjoyed to host the NY JETS Dream Express for Children with Autism for its 10th run and second since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NY JETS Dream Express is a transportation and football experience for children with autism and their family members. NJ TRANSIT provides the guests with a police escort in a reserved train car to and from the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station to the Meadowlands. Once they arrive at MetLife Stadium, the NY JETS provide game tickets and gift cards for refreshments to each guest. The group is then escorted onto the field and then to their seats by stadium personnel. The Dream Express was founded by Attanasio in 2010 when he was the Deputy Chief of Staff of NJ TRANSIT along with his dear friend and partner from the NY Jets Tim McDonough. This year’s game was an exciting matchup between the Jets and the Houston Texans, and the Jets secured a big win for our guests capping off a great day.
This year’s guests came from Middlesex County thanks to the events’ legislative sponsor, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. The Speaker and his team brought together a great group of guests from several different towns throughout the county that were able to enjoy a big Jets win over the Houston Texans. This was Speaker Coughlin’s 2nd tour as legislative sponsor of the Dream Express.
Special thanks to the NJT Police, NJT Rail Operations, the NJ State Police, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, his Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Harris, and MetLife Stadium for providing the guests with an incredible experience they will never forget.