On Thursday, November 9, the Atlantic Health Jets Women’s Organization and United Way Women United teamed up to construct a playground for the students at Unity Charter School in Morristown.
Women from both organizations helped to assemble the structure so that the school’s 255 students could enjoy climbing the newly installed monkey bars – colored green and white for the Jets.
Then, on November 13, representatives from Unity Charter School, the Jets, United Way, Mayor of Morris Township Mark Gyorfy, and Senator Anthony Bucco joined together for the grand unveiling of the $75,000 playground to an excited group of eighth graders. The children were then encouraged to break in the new equipment. Students received a commemorative shirt from the Jets for the occasion.
Since 1999, the Jets have partnered with United Way on Hometown Huddle — a day of service designed to bring awareness to the issue of youth health and fitness. The NFL and the Jets are committed to promoting youth health and fitness through the NFL’s PLAY 60 program. Throughout the year, players and representatives from the New York Jets make appearances at schools and community events to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to reverse the trend of childhood obesity.