Following the lead of other pro teams around the country, the Jets want to try and make a difference as we all fight the spread of coronavirus here in the states.
So the Jets and the Johnson Family announced Monday via twitter that they will be donating $1 million to help support local efforts in combating the pandemic. The funds will be spread out between the New York City, northern New Jersey and Long Island sections of United Way.
The New York Jets and the Johnson Family have made a $1 million joint donation to local efforts helping combat the COVID-19 pandemic:- New York Jets (@nyjets) March 23, 2020
- @unitedwaynyc's COVID-19 Community Fund
- @unitedwaynnj's ALICE Recovery Fund
- @UnitedWayLI's United Together: A Response Fund for COVID-19
"The United Way continues to improve lives around the world and we need community-based organizations more than ever at this moment," Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said via newyorkjets.com. "Everyone has been impacted by this invisible enemy and the United Way is meeting it head-on at home, helping those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak."
Along with the Jets, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti also committed $1 million to help combat coronavirus. Others in baseball and basketball have been donating money to help the communities they reside in as well as workers for their ballparks and arenas.
It takes a concerted effort to combat a virus like this, and the Jets are among those stepping up to give more than asked for.