Titans vs. Jaguars Game Day Newsletter Sept23Titans_Digital - Page 95

JAGUARS PLAYERS TEACH THE GAME TO THE NEXT GENERATION techniques, but also hear from the players on valuable life skills. Here’s a look at some of the camps that took place this summer: MALIK JACKSON In June, Jaguars DT Malik Jackson hosted a football camp for local kids from the First Coast military community at the Dream Finders Home Flex Field at Daily’s Place. Jackson partnered with St. Michael’s Soldiers, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) and the Florida National Guard Child and Youth Program, which selected more than 100 military and Gold Star children to participate in the event. his hometown of New Orleans to host a free camp for more than 250 children, age 9 – 14, from the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana and the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation. Growing up in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward, Fournette was actively involved in both organizations. BLAKE BORTLES Jaguars QB Blake Bortles and the Blake Bortles Foundation hosted their third annual free youth football camp early this summer for nearly 400 kids ages 5-16. Physical trainers from Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute teamed up with the offi cers from JaxPAL to create a series of stations for each group of kids to learn agility, strength and strategy. Bortles and teammates ran drills, played catch and taught skills to the kids during the 3.5 hour camp. The campers enjoyed time for autographs and photo ops with the players between stations. LEONARD FOURNETTE As a young man, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette experienced fi rsthand the benefi ts of organized afterschool programming. In June, he headed back to Blake Bortles