Jets Kick Off North Fork Bank 2006 Training Camp July 28 At Hofstra
The New York Jets announce plans to hold the first open practice at the Meadowlands in franchise history on Saturday, August 5th, at 2:30 PM – with the public invited to watch the historic session free of charge. Before the Jets take the field at the Meadowlands, the team will kickoff the NFL season under new Head Coach Eric Mangini at Hofstra University in Long Island on Friday, July 28th, at the North Fork Bank Training Camp.
"We're excited to welcome our fans of all ages back to training camp," said New York Jets' President Jay Cross. "This year will feature many 'firsts', including the first open practice at the Meadowlands in team history. The practice will make it easier for New Jersey fans to experience training camp, while offering an unprecedented opportunity to sit in the stands and watch the Jets gear up for next season. We encourage children of all ages to come to training camp, since there will be many activities designed just for kids, including an interactive theme park."
Admission and parking are free at all Jets' practices, including the practice at the Meadowlands. Jets' Training Camp attracts tens of thousands of fans each summer. However, watching practice isn't the only activity offered. Fans can take advantage of special events, mini-practices, concerts, giveaways and Generation Jets Fest for kids.
This year, Jets' Training Camp will offer fans more than ever before. Some of the highlights include:
- Special Website Features Devoted to Training Camp - Daily schedule updates listing the most up-to-date information on inclement weather, events & giveaways, autograph opportunities and more at www.NewYorkJets.com.
- Jets Shop Tent - The official team store of the New York Jets. This year marks the first time that the Training Camp store will be run by the team. It will feature the newest official merchandise - Jerseys, Men's, Women's and Youth Apparel, Headwear and Souvenirs. Jets Shop is also the place for kids to sign up for a Generation Jets Kid Club membership.
- Just For Kids - In addition to Generation Jets Fest, our very own interactive theme park for kids with rides, skills challenges and more, Training Camp will feature special events, giveaways and autograph opportunities for kids only including Dunkin' Donuts Punt, Pass & Kids where children under the age of fourteen challenge each other in punting, passing and kicking, and Delta Touchdown Tuesdays where children of all ages run on the field and score touchdowns. 4C Family Fun Day is Sunday, July 30th.
- VIP Sweepstakes - A one of a kind Training Camp experience for one lucky Jets fan including meeting players, special on-field access and more. 100 lucky runners up will receive $25 gift certificates to the Jets Shop Tent. To enter, visit The Sweepstakes Page.
The 2006 Jets' Training Camp title sponsor is North Fork Bank. Other presenting sponsors include: Dunkin' Donuts, Delta, The New York Post, SportsNet NY, Sprint and Toyota. For more information on the Training Camp schedule, VIP sweepstakes and more, visit www.NewYorkJets.com.