The Jets and the Giants may have a rivalry, but there is a charitable side to their annual game tonight as well.
Since the stadium was named for MetLife in 2011, the winner of the “Snoopy Bowl” makes a donation to a charity, as well as keeping the Snoopy trophy. In addition, the MetLife Foundation makes two donations, one for each team on to a charity of their choice.
Just like last year, the Giants are playing for KaBoom!, the neighborhood playground builder. The Jets will be playing for the Trust for Public Land. Representatives from both charities, as well as from the MetLife foundation will be on hand to give/accept the donation checks.
The Jets vs. Giants rivalry is a fierce one, there is no doubt about that. But, they also do some positive for the community with this game as well. With all the negative stories in sports at times, it’s good to highlight when positives take place, and one definitely does here.