June 2, 2008– After announcing their 2008 Flight Crew yesterday at Marc Ecko Enterprises in New York City, the Jets are offering their fans the unique opportunity to participate in the selection of the final team member in an online vote at www.newyorkjets.com. After the first- ever open audition for the squad, 21 members were selected from an original pool of more than 250 applicants. Fans can visit newyorkjets.com to view slideshows and video of the finalists for the 22nd member spot before casting their vote.
The three finalists for the online vote are:
Danielle D., Westchester, N.Y.
Jennifer W., Brentwood, N.Y.
Liana, Bergen County, N.J.
“Picking this year’s squad was a very difficult decision,” said Flight Crew director Denise Garvey. “We are really excited about the girls we chose and the three candidates in the online vote. I really want to encourage our fans to go to newyorkjets.com to vote and decide who should be the 22nd member of the team.”
The first 21 members of the 2008 Jets Flight Crew consist of 7 returnees and 14 rookies. Returning members are Gina, Jennifer M., Laura V., Linda, Mandisa, Meredith, and Ryann. The 2008 rookies are Bianca, Danielle B., Danielle K., Doris, Felicia, Georgina, Jennifer P., Jessica, Justine, Kazuyo, Laura D., Lauren, Michelle and Natalie.
The exclusive Flight Crew uniforms designed by Marc Ecko will be unveiled when the Jets play the New England Patriots in the 2008 home opener on September 14th. Celebrity judges including Marc Ecko, Z100’s Danielle Monaro, former Jets’ linebacker Greg Buttle, Derek Tobacco, a New York Jets fan charity auction winner, and Christina Neault, an IMG fashion producer, helped make the tough final selections.
About the New York Jets Flight Crew:
The New York Jets Flight Crew was created in 2007 to enhance the overall fan experience by infusing additional energy and enthusiasm to each home game. Members of the multi-talented, multi-purpose entertainment team are dancers, flag runners, athletes and active participants in the Jets community. Whether they are performing a choreographed dance routine or appearing at New York Jets charity events, every member of the New York Jets Flight Crew is committed to excellence and serving as role models for Jets fans across the globe.
About Marc Ecko Enterprises:
The youngest member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s board of directors, Marc Ecko is founder of *ecko unltd., the world famous rhino brand. Since its creation in 1993, the group of companies that comprise Marc Ecko Enterprises has grown to include: *ecko unltd.® juniors apparel, eckored, as well as outerwear, footwear, watches, belts, bags, and more. Marc Ecko Enterprises also includes Marc Ecko “Cut & Sew” (a contemporary menswear line launched Fall 2004); Zoo York® (a line of action sports-inspired clothing and accessories); and Avirex® (a mid-tier brand launched Spring 2005). The Company also publishes Complex® magazine, a men’s consumer magazine with a rate base of 340,000; and Marc Ecko Entertainment, a full-service production company, with a focus on interactive entertainment.