2008-03-21 / Sports

Open Auditions Announced for 2008 New York Jets

The New York Jets announced today that the 2008 New York Jets Flight Crew will be holding open auditions for the first time ever. Being a member of this team is a unique opportunity to be a part of a New York NFLfootball franchise - entertaining fans on gameday and actively participating in the Jets community year-round.

The squad will double in size this season, with 22 spots up for grabs, including one member who will be selected by Jets fans in an online vote at www.newyorkjets.com.

Application materials are available exclusively on www.newyorkjets.com. Applicants can participate in three prep classes prior to auditions - one each in Long Island, New Jersey and New York City.

The voluntary classes will be conducted by choreographer Denise Garvey along with current Flight Crew members and are designed to teach aspiring team members New York Jets Flight Crew routines to help prepare them for the tryouts. The audition application fee is $25; there is an additional fee of $25 per prep class.

The classes will be held on Saturday, April 12, at the Meadowlands Practice Bubble from 10am-noon, Sunday, April 13, at the Jets Practice Facility Bubble in Hempstead, NY from 10am-noon and on Wednesday, April 16, at Chelsea Studios in New York City from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Visit www.newyorkjets.com for more details on the classes and to download all application forms. The deadline to apply and participate in any of these classes is April 4.

The application fee for auditions only is $25 and the deadline to apply is Friday, May 9. Tryouts will be held at the Jets Practice Facility on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, starting May 17. Twenty-one team members will be selected for the 2008 squad at the conclusion of the tryout process. The 22nd and final member of the New York Jets Flight Crew will be voted on by Jets fans on their website.

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