Jonotthan Harrison, a NY Jets player donated $7,899 to round out shirt donation number
A fourth-grader boy from Florida designed his own University of Tennessee, Knoxville T-shirt raised $952,101 for STOMP Out Bullying. The story of this young fan who showed his love for the volunteers covered media across the world and launched a flood of support for STOMP Out Bullying. UT”s VolShop has sold 112,717 shirts for $14.99 per shirt in the three months. Later, in recognition of the boy’s spirit, the university offered admission for him to join the Class of 2032. The official version of the shirt is no longer being produced. The overwhelming response went to Twitter when a NY Jets player decided to support the cause.
Jonotthan Harrison, who was named Jets Nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and received a donation of $40,000 in his name to the charity of choice, has chosen to support STOMP Out Bullying. To make the donation an even million, the NY Jets have donated $7,899 to round out the University of Tennessee shirt donation number to $1MM.
The opportunity to represent the @nyjets organization, my family and my community means so much to me. Growing up, I was an easy target for bullies. The daily harassment I endured helped shape me to become who I am today – says Jonotthan.
Now through January 12, fans of Jonotthan Harrison and the New York Jets are encouraged to participate in the 5th annual Charity Challenge, a social media campaign designed to support and promote team nominees, where;
- fans can vote on Twitter by using #WPMOYChallenge and @JHarrison_72 followed by their favorite nominee’s last name.
- the player whose unique hashtag is used the most between Dec. 12 and Jan. 12 will receive a $25,000 contribution to their charity of choice, while the second and third-place finishers will receive $10,000 and $5,000 donations. (Hashtag information and official rules can be found at com/manoftheyear.)
STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It has helped over 5 million students resolve bullying situations. Donations go towards the HelpChat Line, in-school education, changing the culture and other prevention programs; as well as public awareness and education, a dedicated website, brochures, an Educator’s Bullying Prevention Toolkit and additional education and bullying prevention resources and materials.
The donation aims to help make the STOMP Out Bullying HelpChat Line available to more kids and teens. It is a free and confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13‐24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying, as well as provides support to youth who may be at risk of suicide. To date, the organization has assisted over 100,000 youths who have been bullied, cyberbullied and/or is at risk of suicide and saved over 2,000 lives.