New York Jets Getting it Done in the Community

By Alan Schechter

Sep 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver

Ryan Broyles

(84) makes catch in front of New York Jets cornerback

Kyle Wilson

(20) in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets may be having their on field difficulties of late, but they are getting it done locally.

Earlier today, the Jets teamed up with a charity near and dear to my heart thanks to my health difficulties, the American Heart Association. The Jets kicked off their part in the league-wide “NFL Play 60” campaign to fight childhood obesity. Kyle Wilson represented the team in hosting nearly 400 sixth grade students and teachers from Ridgedale Middle School, St. Vincent The Martyr School, Madison Jr. School, Holy Family School and Harding School. The program will be rolled out to 625 more students at Chatham and Summit Middle Schools.

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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner


y Johnson arrives before the game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets are also helping out in their headquarters hometown of Florham Park, NJ. Thanks to the NFL Field Grant Program, the Jets presented Florham Park yesterday, with a check in the amount of $250,000 to help fund the football field creation at Elm Street Park. Matt Simms represented the team for yesterday’s event. Elm Street Park is the first new field in the Borough of Florham Park in over 50 years and the first-ever artificial turf field in town.

July 23, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Jets player

Muhammad Wilkerson

arrives for training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports


Finally, the Jets teamed up with the PSAL for a donation that will help recondition every helmet in the PSAL, continue the first-ever PSAL Girls Varsity Flag Football league and support the CHAMPS middle school flag football program. Muhammad Wilkerson, Dakota Dozier, Calvin Pryor, and Jaiquawn Jarrett were on hand to present the check in the amount of $150,000.

With all of the unfortunate news we hear, it’s important to talk about when our team does good, and the Jets do that quite a bit.