Jacksonville Jaguars Community Report 2016-2017 - Page 39

Hometown Huddle YMCA Initiative For more than 30 years, the NFL and United Way have partnered to help build stronger, healthier communities, each fall, the Jaguars partner with United Way of Northeast Florida for a hands-on community service project called Hometown Huddle. Children from United Way programs have a chance to spend time with their favorite Jaguar players as they participate in fitness activities and community service projects to show the importance of healthy living and giving back to the community. With the new Winston Family YMCA facility opening up on Riverside Ave, which will focus on reducing chronic illnesses such as cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be sponsoring the 7,800 square foot Jacksonville Jaguars Gymnasium equipped with a full basketball court, two short courts and a volleyball court. The Jaguars are also a proud sponsor of the Y’s corporate games, an annual event that combines healthy living and friendly competition. The YMCA is also a Jaguars partner in providing childcare for players on game day and supporting our Junior Jags program geared towards our young fans.