Jacksonville Jaguars Community Report 2016-2017 - Page 3

As one nation, we have a responsibility to look out for our neighbors, and I am proud of the Jaguars organization’s commitment to our community. I want to first thank our men and women in the military for protecting the freedom we have in our nation today. We owe a great debt to our veterans who have served and to our active military, as well as to their families who also make a great sacrifice. We have seen time and time again that when faced with adversity, neighbors come together to love and support one another in incredible ways. Through adversity comes strength. Certainly the tragedy that has impacted our neighbors in Orlando breaks all of our hearts. Working together with our quarterback, Blake Bortles, who hails from Central Florida, the Jaguars Foundation made a commitment to support the One Orlando Fund by contributing $100,000 and our fans also contributed through the Foundation’s “Orlando United Campaign” in support of the victims, their families and the first responders. The Jaguars were joined by the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins who each also contributed $100,000. As you read through the Jaguars Community Report, you will see personal stories of our players and staff members who found strength through adversity and are now giving back to help strengthen our community in amazing ways. They represent the values of hard-work, respect, passion, commitment and dedication that define the Jaguars organization. The Jaguars are blessed to have great fans and partners like Florida Blue and all of our corporate community that work together to put this city and its well-being first. In addition to our commitment to bring excellence on the playing field, our promise to you is to continue what the Jaguars organization has done in its first 21 seasons: caring for our community. That’s what neighbors do. Sincerely, Shad Khan