Eli Manning Victor Cruz

Athletes have a unique philanthropic opportunity. When it comes to celebrities, just their presence can provide charitable value. Sometimes athletes go out of their comfort zone to help a cause.

That is what Eli Manning did Tuesday, although you may not be able to unsee this. Manning, alongside teammate and noted Salsa dancer Victor Cruz, attempted a salsa dance move at the BTIG Charity Day in Manhattan:


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According to NJ.com, since 2003, BTIG Charity Day has raised $35 million for hundreds of charities. That's great. Eli is flirting with raising a few more million on his own.

Honestly, this is more Carlton Banks than Victor Cruz. But it's worth two rings (at least).

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