Events scheduled for MetLife Stadium, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Dallas
Selections to be announced by a U.S. Navy Airman, Children from Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital, a Jets Season Ticket Holder, and Jets Legends
April 24, 2018 – The New York Jets will celebrate the 2018 NFL Draft by hosting three events in three different states, highlighted by the club teaming up with Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. The festivities kick off Thursday, April 26, in New Jersey at the team’s traditional draft party held at MetLife Stadium and in Dallas, site of the 2018 NFL Draft, at the Jets Inner Circle. The celebration will continue Saturday, April 28, in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. More information and tickets to these Jets events >
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MetLife Stadium Draft Party
On Thursday, April 26, the Jets will hold their annual MetLife Stadium NFL Draft Party. Fans can watch the Draft on the stadium’s four videoboards, tour the team locker room and take part in Jets Fest, Jets Experience and a Jets-themed photo booth. All fans will receive a Jets 2018 NFL Draft rally towel.
Additionally, current players Micah Awe, Terrence Brooks, Brandon Copeland, Isaiah Crowell, Jordan Leggett, Terrelle Pryor, Brandon Shell, Buster Skrine, ArDarius Stewart, Avery Williamson and Brian Winters are scheduled to appear.
The MetLife Stadium draft party is open to the public. Jets Season Ticket Holders, PSL Holders and Club holders will receive additional special benefits including early entry, and discounts on merchandise. Jets Rewards users can scan in for a 500-point bonus.
Admission and parking for the MetLife Stadium Draft party is free, but tickets are required. More information and to register for tickets >
Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
As part of its commitment to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer, the New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are teaming up to provide children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Goryeb Children's Hospital with a special draft experience. The New York Jets will also be live from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City during day three of the NFL Draft. The museum is centered on the legendary WWII-era aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, and is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning in 2018. Each of the team’s day three selections will be announced by a special guest.
One patient at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, who cannot visit the Intrepid Museum due to treatment, will announce the team’s fourth-round selection, alongside Jets Legend Tony Richardson, by way of a VGo Robot. The VGo Robot allows children with extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other challenges the ability to participate in social experiences remotely, from a hospital bed or home.
Additional children who are undergoing or have completed treatment will assist with announcing the Jets pick from Intrepid’s flight deck, where they will be joined by Jets Legend Marty Lyons.
Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum begins at $33, but Jets season ticket holders will receive a Buy One, Get One Free offer for April 28. More information and to purchase tickets >
The team’s fifth-round pick will be announced from Intrepid’s flight deck by Intrepid former crew member John Olivera in celebration of the ship’s 75th commissioning anniversary.
The Jets sixth-round selection will be announced on the flight deck of the Intrepid by players and coaches from the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Empire Challenge high school all-star game. The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.
Dallas Fan Experience
The New York Jets will host 50 fans in the Jets Inner Circle in Dallas for the first and second day of the NFL Draft. Fans will receive Jets Draft rally towels and the NFL will provide the first 50 fans in the Jets Inner Circle a draft hat and LED lanyard that will light up when the team is on the clock.
In addition to the Jets Inner Circle, the Jets have distributed 100 general public tickets for each day of the Draft.
For additional information or media credentials, please email the New York Jets Media Relations department >
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of over 16,000 team members and 4,796 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
It also includes Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network representing 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes more than 900 physicians and providers within the Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which work to enhance patient care delivery.
Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health. Atlantic Health System is a founding member of AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of five leading health care organizations from the New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania region.
About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.