Jacksonville Jaguars Community Report 2016-2017 - Page 42

- Peter Racine at the Habitat for Humanity International Headquarters JAX JAX MVP 2016 INAUGURAL CLASS MESSAGE FROM THE JAGUARS FOUNDATION PRESIDENT This community report is all about what it means to be supportive of one another. That’s what neighbors do! From Jaguars Owner Shad Khan to players, coaches, cheerleaders, staff and fans, we are proud to be a part of this great community. We are excited that the Jaguars family is continually growing, from Jacksonville to South Georgia, Daytona Beach to Central Florida and west to Tallahassee. Our commitment to our expanding fan base also continues to grow, as the Jaguars Foundation provided more than $2.2 million in grants to area nonprofit organizations in the last year. In partnership with the NFL, the Jaguars provided a $100,000 grant to Nassau County to add another community football field at the Yulee Sports Complex. We also honored Neighbor to Family, a non-profit organization headquartered in Daytona, Fla., as the Jaguars Ed Block Courage House in recognition of their important work to support siblings in foster care. These initiatives are made possible through the generosity of our owner, the NFL, the Jaguars corporate partners, local business community and fans. It begins with the Khan family, who provide a contribution of more than $1.2 million dollars annually. Florida Blue, the Jaguars’ official community partner, leads the team’s corporate support and is assisted by the generosity of many others featured in this Community Report. Additionally, our incredibly loyal and gracious fans play a crucial role in our local outreach efforts by purchasing 50/50 Jackpot tickets or spinning the prize wheel on game day, running in our Stadium Challenge 5-K and playing in the Jaguars Foundation golf tournament. On behalf of the Khan family, Jaguars Team President Mark Lamping and the entire Jaguars family, please accept our utmost appreciation for the opportunity to partner with you in creating the next great chapter in the story of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville. Sincerely, Peter Racine JAX MVP PROGRAM In 2016, the Jacksonville Jaguars and US Assure created a new initiative called JAX MVP, a unique opportunity for a select group of emerging leaders to engage in exclusive networking and personal development opportunities, and grow their community trustee skills by supporting the Jaguars Foundation and Jacksonville community through fundraising activities. The inaugural class of 24 local emerging leaders had access to unique leadership and community stewardship development opportunities, including workshops with key Jaguars and community leaders, such as Jaguars President Mark Lamping, Head Coach Gus Bradley and General Manager David Caldwell. As a group, the inaugural c