Edison, NJ - Jets Linebacker Brandon Copeland and Safety Doug Middleton paid a visit to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (BFES) last week to commemorate the school’s participation in the American Heart Association and NFL’s PLAY 60 Program. The program, which launched in 2007, promotes 60 minutes of daily play. The NFL and its clubs, including the Jets, have supported programs in over 73,000 schools nationwide.
The two players each captained teams of BFES students. The teams engaged in multiple competitions, including basketball shooting, scooters races, football catching, and more. BFES is one of eight schools in New Jersey to work with the Jets in the initiative. “I’m just honored that the Jets would ask Doug and I to come out and have fun. This reminds us of where we come from. You can smell the cafeteria food cooking right around the corner” said Mr. Copeland. “At the end of the day, I’m hoping that today was something impactful in their lives” he added.