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The Good Work the Jets Do to Help the Local Community

NFL: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Every Wednesday SB Nation asks all of its team sites to write on one topic. This week’s topic asks what the team does to help others in the community. I think it is always a good thing to remember the positive influence players have in their local communities.

Organizationally, the Jets have shown a commitment to making the community better.

There are a number of specific areas where the team has been active. One such area is promoting anti-bullying. The Jets have taken on a number of initiatives and will present a $100,000 check this Sunday to the STOMP Out Bullying Organization. The team has also holds symposiums for educators to deal with bullying.

The Jets have also been active supporters of the Lupus Research Alliance. Team owner Woody Johnson has been a chair of this effort. Proceeds from the team’s annual kickoff luncheon have gone to this cause.

Many players on the team are active in charitable ventures.

When the team foundation held an event back in May many current and former players supported it.

Muhammad Wilkerson recently bagged groceries at the Morristown ShopRite for a good cause.

Buster Skrine and Demario Davis recently attended a youth clinic after the team announced a new partnership.

There are many other examples of the Jets being active helping others within the community. Hopefully we can spend more time highlighting them as we go forward.