Jet Fan John Sends a Video to Aaron Rodgers in Rehab and Cheers on the NY Jets

John Cronin has sent a new video encouraging Aaron Rodgers as he rehabs from Achilles tendon surgery. In the video, John also cheers on his favorite team, the New York Jets. 

John is not only an entrepreneur and the co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, but he is also a diehard Jet fan. He never misses a game and he supports them with all his heart and John has a big heart. He felt so bad for Aaron Rodgers when he got hurt and wanted to make sure he gets support in his rehab. John sent these encouraging words to Aaron and shares some of his commitment as a Special Olympic athlete. 

John Has Been Sending a Series of Videos to Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets 

When Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury, John was upset like so many Jet fans. But the next day, he awoke and decided he wanted to do something to make Aaron Rodgers feel better. John sent him a box of socks. 

“My socks make people feel happy,” said John. “I knew Aaron Rodgers might be down, so I sent him socks to make him feel better. It was a dose of happiness.” 

When the Jets lost to the Cowboys, John sent the team a video urging them to get back up and keep fighting. 

He told them, “I am a Special Olympic athlete. Sometimes lose a race or I fall down, but you got to get back up and keep fighting.”  


John and the Special Olympics 

John started playing Special Olympic soccer at age five and has been competing in the Special Olympics for 22 years. He still competes in soccer, basketball, track and field and snowshoe. And every year, he does the Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics. 

John said, “I love the Special Olympics. I love playing with my teammates.” 

John’s Crazy Socks and the Special Olympics

From the first day they opened John’s Crazy Socks in December 2016, John and his partner and father Mark have made giving back to the Special Olympics an important part of the John’s Crazy Socks experience. Our customers know that when they buy from us, they support the Special Olympics

A collage of photos of John in the Special Olympics

Our Giving Back Program is an essential way that we express our gratitude and do for others. Giving Back is baked into everything we do. Supporting the Special Olympics is especially important to us. John has donated over $130,000 to Special Olympics New York, more than any other Special Olympic athlete. 

We start by donating 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent from the sale of our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics. And we donate 10 percent from the sale of our Polar Plunge Socks and Shark Socks to the Special Olympics. John designed Shark Socks in honor of his basketball and track team, the Commack Sharks.

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $650,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, we are Spreading Happiness™. 

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