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PLAYERS IN THE COMMUNITY Malik Jackson, #97, DT Through his foundation, Malik’s Gifts, Malik Jackson works to serve at-risk youth, promote pet adoption and provide support to military families. This past year, he committed $5,000 to Jacksonville’s Five Star Veterans Center and hosted a dinner for 50 honorees on Gold Star Wives Day. Jackson planned a private movie screening for 150 military children and their families during Salute to Service week. In June, he hosted 100 kids from Survivor Outreach Services for a football camp at Daily’s Place. Blake Bortles, #5, QB Since 2016, Blake Bortles, in conjunction with the Blake Bortles Foundation, has been active in his support of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in addition to fi rst responders in both Jacksonville and his hometown of Oviedo. During the offseason, Bortles hosted lunch for fi rst responders in Jacksonville, attended the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Jacksonville Beach and participated in the Jacksonville Fire Fighters Association Charity Softball Game. Bortles also hosted football camps at Oviedo High School and in Duval County in partnership with JaxPAL. Calais Campbell, #93, DE An 11-year NFL Veteran, Calais Campbell joined the Jaguars in 2017 and immediately looked to make an impact on the First Coast through his own CRC Foundation, an organization committed to cultivating critical life skills in young people. Last Christmas, he hosted 40 children from the Tiger Academy and the Johnson Family YMCA who each completed fi nancial skills training. They were surprised with a $200 holiday shopping spree for themselves and their families. A.J. Bouye, #21, CB A.J. Bouye has been committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. A member of the American Cancer Society’s Athlete Council, Bouye lost his mother to breast and brain cancer when he was 15 months old. In November, the fi fth- year cornerback surprised a local father and son whose family has been impacted by cancer with tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. In addition, the Tucker, Ga. native helped welcome more than 200 cancer survivors and their families at a private event at Velocity Air Sports during the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign. Leonard Fournette, #27, RB Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette wasted no time getting to work in his new community. Following the devastating effects of multiple hurricanes in 2017, Fournette donated $50,000 to relief efforts and assisted the American Red Cross by unloading supplies for residents in need in Northwest Jacksonville. Fournette also paid it forward by donating Jaguars gear and a new pair of Under Armour gold cleats to Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida’s NFL Flag all-star team.