Beginning his nonprofit career as a college volunteer at the Covenant House homeless and runaway youth shelter in New York City, Racine went on to help begin Covenant House shelters in Houston, Texas and Toronto, Canada. From 1987 to 1992, he and his spouse Kelly established and operated Covenant House’s programs for street children in Honduras, Central America where he served as executive director. Racine was featured on Dateline-NBC for his work with young glue addicts and in Time Magazine for work on behalf of minors exploited by prostitution rings. Upon returning to the United States, Racine was hired as the first executive director of the Northeast Florida Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, where he served until joining the Jaguars Foundation in September of 2000.
Racine has been a partner in various national and international initiatives, including the Community Partnership for Protecting Children in partnership with the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; the Early Childhood Violence Prevention Project in partnership with the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Florida and Jacksonville Children’s Commission; Outreach to Urban Street Children in partnership with the European Economic Community; the Sports Philanthropy Project in partnership with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the JCCI JAX-2025 Community Visioning initiative, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)-Jacksonville’s EPIC neighborhood revitalization initiative in partnership with The Community Foundation, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the City of Jacksonville; and the PROJECT 17 initiative to provide full-time Athletic Trainers in all 17 Duval County public high schools, in partnership with the NFL, Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, Duval County Public Schools and other local partners.
In 2013, Racine won a Suncoast Regional EMMY® Award as executive co-producer of the “Jaguars Teen Talk…Game Plan for Success” television show, which was broadcast on all local independent stations, cable and network affiliates. In 2016, he was recognized at the Jacksonville Innovators in Education Awards ceremony for his work on behalf of Mr. Khan and the Jaguars Foundation in support of our military transitioning to civilian life with their educational needs, specifically through the aviation program at Jacksonville University, as well as other comprehensive support services.
Racine received his B.A. at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and his M.T.S. at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He and his spouse Kelly reside in Jacksonville.
|04/21/2017||DB Tracy Howard claimed off waivers from CLE.|
|04/17/2017||Larry Pinkard (WR) signed.|
|04/17/2017||Tommy Bohanon (FB) signed.|
|04/12/2017||Chris Smith (DE) traded to Cincinnati.|
|04/11/2017||Dan Skuta (LB) released.|
|03/16/2017||Josh McNary (LB) signed.|
|03/12/2017||Roy Miller (DT) released.|
|03/11/2017||Earl Watford (OL) signed.|
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