New York Jets to Donate $5,000 to Hoboken Charter School


You all know by now, that when the Jets do well by our community, I like to bring the news to you guys.  So, when I heard some more news from the team, I wanted to pass it along.

Friday morning at 10 AM, the Jets, along with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, will be at the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School in Hoboken, NJ to present the school with a $5,000 grant, to be put towards the school’s physical education programs and food service.  Tight end Zach Sudfeld will be on hand to host a program and present the check.

The grant comes with the Hoboken School as one of the four first place winners of the Jets and the Department of Agriculture’s Play 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program, which is the Jets’ contribution to the league wide Play 60 initiative which we have all heard so much about.  The grant is made possible by the Jets, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc.

Here are some details, courtesy of the team press release:

The Jets PLAY 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program, a partnership between the Jets, the Department of Agriculture, RWJF and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc., encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active.

This year, there was an emphasis on selecting schools that offer healthier snacks. School lunch and breakfast menus also were reviewed and the school had to show strong support and demonstrate efforts to improve nutrition and physical activity among their students. In addition, schools participated in the Jets PLAY 60 Challenge, where a minimum of 100 students committed to log 60 minutes of physical activity every day for four weeks.

As a professional football team that plays in New Jersey, the Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to our community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation look to positively influence the future for countless young men and women in the tri-state area by promoting fitness and supporting youth football, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

As I said, it’s great when the Jets get out and to a good job in the community. Good work here.

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