The New York Jets announced 21 members of their 2008 Flight Crew today at Marc Ecko Enterprises in New York City.
After the first ever open audition for the squad, those 21 finalists were selected from an original pool of over 250. Celebrity judges Marc Ecko, Danielle Monaro of Z100, former Jets linebacker Greg Buttle, fan charity auction winner Derek Tobacco, and IMG fashion producer Christina Neault helped make the selections.
"Picking this year's squad was a very difficult decision," said Flight Crew director Denise Garvey. "We are really excited about the girls we chose. They have everything — they have the dance technique, they have the look for our new Marc Ecko uniforms, and they have the showmanship to entertain 80,000 people."
Here are the '08 New York Jets Flight Crew members:
Starting tonight, Jets fans can vote for the final team member in an online vote at www.newyorkjets.com.
The exclusive Flight Crew uniforms designed by Marc Ecko will be unveiled when the Jets play the New England Patriots in the 2008 home opener on Sept. 14.
About the New York Jets Flight Crew
The New York Jets Flight Crew was created in 2007 to enhance the overall fan experience by infusing additional energy and enthusiasm into each home game. Members of the multitalented, multipurpose entertainment team are dancers, flag runners, athletes and active participants in the Jets community. Whether they are performing a choreographed dance routine or appearing at Jets charity events, every member of the New York Jets Flight Crew is committed to excellence and serving as a role model for Jets fans across the globe.
About Marc Ecko Enterprises
The youngest member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's board of directors, Marc Ecko is founder of *ecko unltd., the world-famous rhino brand. Since its creation in 1993, the group of companies that comprise Marc Ecko Enterprises has grown to include: *ecko unltd.® juniors apparel, eckored, as well as outerwear, footwear, watches, belts, bags, and more. Marc Ecko Enterprises also includes Marc Ecko "Cut & Sew" (a contemporary menswear line launched fall 2004), Zoo York® (a line of action-sports-inspired clothing and accessories); and Avirex® (a mid-tier brand launched spring 2005). The company also publishes Complex® magazine, a men's consumer magazine with a rate base of 340,000; and Marc Ecko Entertainment, a full-service production company, with a focus on interactive entertainment.