The New York Jets organization has been proud to partner with Atlantic Health since 2008 on all Crucial Catch related initiatives. Throughout the past 11 seasons, the Jets have recognized countless doctors, nurses, and patients at the October Crucial Catch game.
Located on the campus of Morristown Medical Center and part of Atlantic Health System Children's Health, Goryeb Children's Hospital is a state- designated "Children's Hospital" - an earned recognition from New Jersey and the national Children's Hospital Association. Since 2008, New York Jets players have visited patients at Goryeb Children's hospital once a month during their off days.
In 2008, the Jets Women's Organization and Atlantic Health partnered to form the Atlantic Health Jets Women's Organization (AHJWO). Through this partnership, the AHJWO can accomplish its mission of working together to build goodwill in the tri-state community through active volunteer participation. Comprised of significant others of players, coaches, and football staff, the Jets Community Relations Department oversees the organization. The AHJWO serves as a unique and positive outlet in the community on behalf of the New York Jets and seeks to team up with select charities to assist in maximizing the impact of their events. The work of the AHJWO would not be possible without the partnership with Atlantic Health.
Launched in 2006, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Jets PLAY 60 Eat Right, Move More Program in partnership with the American Dairy' Association Northeast (ADANE) encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active through grant incentives and Jets player visits. The campaign encourages schools to challenge their students to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day and invites schools to submit their most creative cafeteria meal menus to determine which New Jersey schools each year go above and beyond state and federal guidelines. Annually, the Jets and ADANE provide $30,000 to schools, which can be used for cafeteria infrastructure improvements and physical education equipment. One grand champion school receives a $20,000 grant as well as a visit from a Jets player or Legend. Two division champion schools each receive a $5, 000 grant.
Through the Fuel Up to PLAY 60 program, the New York Jets and American Dairy Association Northeast are offering two $5,000 Hometown Grants to eligible schools in Nassau County and Suffolk County that best showcase how their students stay active for 60 minutes per day, as well as provide increased access to school breakfast and ensure their students are fueled to learn. Grants will be awarded to one school in each county to help facilitate sustainable physical activity and eating improvements. Schools not already enrolled in the Fuel Up to PLAY 60 program can enroll at www.fueluptoplay60.com. and email Kristina Moher at KMoher@milk4u.org for the online grant application.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League, with additional support from the US Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Proper nutrition and consistent physical activity are both necessities for maintaining a healthy child.
The Jets and United Way's Hometown Huddle presented by NRG is an annual day of service that provides the Jets rookie class the opportunity to participate in a community service project together. Each year, the Jets Hometown Huddle consists of building a Jets PLAY 60 fitness zone in an underserved community. Since 2008, the New York Jets have donated over $600,000 to build PLAY 60 Fitness Zones throughout New Jersey.
Salute to Service is the League's year-round effort to Honor, Empower and Connect with our nation's service members, veterans and their families. Salute to Service is highlighted in NFL games during Weeks 10 - 12 and in other special events around the League, as fans and the NFL's 32 clubs demonstrate their gratitude for the sacrifices of our heroes.
The New York Jets recognize and celebrate First Responders at a selected regular season home game. Workers from local hospitals, fire departments and police stations are honored throughout the game and integrated into the game presentation.
Soldiers to Sidelines is a non-profit organization who believes that our service members can have a meaningful and lasting impact on others through athletics. They arm their Soldier Coaches with coaching knowledge and techniques along with connections to the athletic community.
During a specific during the season, the New York Jets players will wear special designed cleats to represent a charity of their choice. Organizations chosen in the past include Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital, STOMP: Out Bullying and National Down Syndrome Society. Select cleats will be listed on the Jets NFL Auction site with proceeds going to the selected charity.
The New York Jets offer fans numerous exclusive auction items throughout the year, ranging from game-worn items to VIP Gameday Experiences, Training Camp Experiences, private Quarterback Clinics and more. All proceeds from the auctions benefit the extensive work of the New York Jets Foundation.
Since 1973, United Way, the NFL and the New York Jets have had the most visible and longest-running charitable collaboration of its kind. Every year, thanks to community service projects and public service announcements, millions of Americans learn about United Way's vital work and the volunteer spirit of the NFL.
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The New York Jets implement Tix for Kids with the United Way of New York City. The charitable ticket distribution program was created in 501(c)(3) to give season ticket holders an opportunity to donate their tickets to underprivileged children. This program allows numerous children to experience the excitement of the NFL first-hand as many of them have never attended a professional football game. United Way of New York City makes these donated tickets available to children and youth participating in their programs via community-based organizations throughout New York City, including Children's Aid Society, East Side House, Good Shepherd Services, Partnership with Children, Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation and many others. Log in to your My Jets Account at am.ticketmaster.com/nyjets. There is no charge for this service. Upon receipt of your ticket donation, United Way will issue a written letter of confirmation recognizing your charitable donation for tax purposes.