Woody nominated for award for work with military Dan Leberfeld
Jets Owner, Robert “Woody” Johnson IV has been nominated for the third annual Salute to Service Award, presented by the NFL and USAA, the NFL’s official Military Appreciation sponsor.
Johnson was nominated because he has been a strong supporter of the military and has carried that passion since becoming owner of the Jets 12 years ago. He has been the driving force in making sure the organization does it part to recognize the sacrifices military personnel took and continue to take to serve this country to ensure the protection of our freedoms.
The New York Jets have been on the forefront of saluting the men and women of the armed forces with a Military Appreciation Day, instituted 12 seasons ago when Woody bought the team. This has provided the military with free promotional and recruiting opportunities during one of the eight regular season home games. He has allowed fans and the viewing public to see the military up close in a way that’s ordinarily not possible.
Woody’s had over 1500 troops as guests to enjoy and participate in Jets games during his tenure as owner of the team. He’s made sure members of the military are a part of the gameday festivities. Woody helped raise $500,000 for an education donation dedicated to the USS New York.