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MetLife Partners with Jets and Giants to Support Students in the Tri-State Area

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MetLife partners with the New York Jets and New York Giants to support programs that help students grow and succeed. As part of its “Inside the Huddle” initiative, MetLife will raise awareness and funds for Year Up New York | New Jersey and the New York City Police Foundation’s Far Rockaway Giants, and the Harlem Giants.

The Jets program with Year Up, a workforce development organization, will provide a Year Up program participant with a professional internship at MetLife Stadium. The internship will take place in the stadium’s technology department and will also provide exposure to all facets of MetLife stadium operations.

The Giants’ partnership with the Far Rockaway (Queens) and Harlem (Manhattan) Giants provides opportunities for at-risk youth to be mentored and mentored, learn life skills and play football in conjunction with the New York City (NYC) Police Foundation, NYPD, and the NYC Department of Education.

“‘Inside the Huddle’ is a way to invest in the youth of our communities, who, with equitable access to opportunity, can build a more confident future,” said Michael Roberts, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MetLife. “We are proud to partner with the New York Giants and New York Jets on this initiative, which allows us to continue to live the purpose of MetLife.”

Additionally, starting Nov. 6, 2022, separate online auctions with the Jets and Giants will offer authentic merchandise including photos, signed footballs, jerseys and helmets from current and former players, as well as unique experiences with active players. MetLife will donate $30,000 in auction matching funds from the Giants and Jets for a total of $60,000 pledged to benefit their respective charities: the Far Rockaway Giants, Harlem Giants and Year Up New York | New Jersey.

New York Giants players Julian Love and Graham Gano and New York Jets players Laken Tomlinson and Quinnen Williams will serve as ambassadors for the “Inside the Huddle” program. Love, Gano and Tomlinson will designate their custom NFL “My Cause, My Cleats” cleats to their respective partner organizations. Their cleats will be auctioned off as part of the MetLife online auction.

“I think the Jets’ partnership with Year Up is exciting because it gives students who are about to start their careers a great chance to gain real-world experience,” said Quinnen Williams, defensive end for the Jets. New York Jets. “I know I’m grateful for every opportunity I’ve had to get to this point, so I see the value of this partnership in helping students realize their true potential.”

“I’m thrilled to continue supporting the Harlem and Far Rockaway Giants this year,” New York Giants defensive back Julian Love said. “I’ve seen firsthand how the efforts of the Giants, the New York City Police Foundation, the NYPD and the NYC Department of Education are giving kids the extra support they need. The extra funding from MetLife will really have a impact on the services we can provide to children and their families.”

For more information on MetLife’s “Inside the Huddle” initiative with the Giants and Jets, go here and here. Fans can “join the huddle” and bid on auction items* beginning November 6, 2022. The final day of the auction will be Tuesday, November 29, 2022.