The New York Jets announced today their second class for the Jets Fan Hall of Fame prior to the team's Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers. The 2018 class includes Michael Devita, Irwin Kavy, Larry Mack, Jay Pomerantz and Max Turner. The New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame is presented by IdentoGo.
Each fan was honored pregame with an introduction ceremony. After being individually introduced from the players tunnel, Devita (represented by his wife, Dana), Kavy, Mack, Pomerantz and Turner were greeted by Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, Jets President Neil Glat and IdentoGo by IDEMIA's President of Nation Security Solutions Scott Swain. Each member of the 2018 class received a Jets Fan Hall of Fame Varsity Jacket, four EY Coaches Club tickets and two roundtrip JetBlue flight vouchers, courtesy of JetBlue with enrollment in TSA Pre✓ ®, courtesy of IdentoGo.
The Jets Fan Hall of Fame is designed to celebrate the ultimate Jets fans and recognize them for their dedication to the organization. Members of the 2017 inaugural class were also in attendance to watch the celebration.
About the Inductees
Michael Devita a longtime fan and friend of Jets Legend Wesley Walker, was standing at the 50-yard line when Wesley was inducted into Ring of Honor in 2012. His wardrobe and man cave were all Jets green. Michael, who passed away in April 2018 was represented in the induction ceremony by his wife, Dana.
Irwin Kavy, known by many as the owner of Jetsmobile, has been a Jets Season Ticket Holder since the franchise began. As a child, he used to attend games with his father and grandfather, now he goes with his own children and grandchildren. He has only missed one game - for his own bar mitzvah - since 1960.
Larry Mack, one of the originators of J-E-T-S chant, started attending Jets games at Shea Stadium in the 1970s and 80s. After September 11, he took in six children from a fellow firefighter who died during the tragic event.
Jay Pomerantz has been a Jets Season Ticket Holder for 44 seasons. As a young adult, Jay attended Hofstra, where the team's old training complex was located, so that he could stay close to the team. He describes his Jets Memorabilia collection as the "world's largest", with some items on display at Atlantic Health Jets Training Camp and MetLife Stadium.
Max Turner is known for wearing his black cowboy hat covered in Jets pins and popular for his tailgates, which are in Lot L10. A Jets Season Ticket holder since 2000, Max plans on passing on his love of the Jets to the next generations of his family.
About the New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame
The New York Jets introduced the Jets Fan Hall of Fame in 2017 to help recognize their fanbase and show appreciation. For the 2018 Class, fans within the tri-state area ages 18 and older submitted written nomination statements of 150 words or less, in addition to photographs. Both self-nominations and third-party nominations were permitted. Jets Rewards members received 500 points for a submission. A blue-ribbon panel of long-tenured Jets personnel and former players selected the five 2018 New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame inductees. The New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame is displayed at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and At MetLife Stadium during all Jets home games.