Chargers Game Day Newsletter 6 Nov 12th Los Angeles_Digital - Page 87

giving everything they have. We’re playing a game and think things are serious and then you see these heroes walk out and hear their stories and what they’ve done and where they’ve been. It makes us appreciate them and the sacrifi ces that they’ve made.” On Wednesday, Jackson and the Jaguars Foundation also hosted a private movie screening of the new fi lm “Thor: Ragnarok” for 125 guests. They partnered with Florida Survivor Outreach Services for Freedom and the National Guard to show support for military children and families facing injury, loss and deployment. Other military support events during the week saw Jaguars players test their video game skills against active-duty troops stationed stateside and overseas at the annual Pros vs. G.I. Joes competition. Veterans from The Wounded Warrior Project and K9’s For Warriors attended a class at EverBank Field on maximizing LinkedIn taught by representatives from Microsoft. On Saturday, Jaguars alumni and members of THE ROAR participated in the City of Jacksonville’s annual Veterans Day Parade Support for local active duty military and veterans is a year-round endeavor for the Jaguars and Owner Shad Khan. The Jaguars Foundation is currently in year four of a fi ve- year, $1 million commitment to the City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department. In addition to funding the Veterans Resource and Reintegration Center at City Hall, the Jaguars Foundation annually contributes $50,000 in grants to local nonprofi t organizations to help the center’s clients receive additional support such as emergency fi nancial assistance, career assistance and military spouse and family support. The 2017 grant recipient organizations were announced in October and include Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Five Star Veterans Center, Florida National Guard Foundation, K9s For Warriors, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. and Operation New Uniform. If you see a member of the military at today’s game, be sure to thank them for their service! Members of the THE ROAR with representatives from K9s for Warriors, recipient of a 2017 Jacksonville Resource and Reintegration Center community grant.