Throughout the 2013 football season, the Jaguars Foundation has presented the Jaguars 50/50 Raffle for Charity. Each game, fans can purchase raffle tickets, with a chance to be the big winner. Half of the net proceeds will go to one winner. The other half will benefit the Jaguars Foundation and a co-recipient charity, with each game benefiting a different charity. Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida will be the co-beneficiary for the December 22nd game against the Tennessee Titans.
For over 45 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida has provided a safe, positive place for 1,500 children to go every day after-school in Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns County. Boys & Girls Clubs are dedicated to ensuring the youth in our community have greater access to quality educational and enrichment programs that will enhance their lives and shape their future. All Boys & Girls Clubs create an environment and provide strategies that help young people to graduate on time with a plan for their future, make healthy lifestyle choices and develop leadership skills.
During the game, volunteers will sell raffle tickets to fans. There will be four permanent kiosks; located on the main concourse by the Bud Zone and near the ramps at Gates 2,3, and 4; as well as mobile sellers who will be in the pre-game tailgate areas and in the stadium during the game through the end of the third quarter. The winning raffle ticket number will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game. Winners do not need to be present to win. Rules and regulations for the Jaguars 50/50 Raffle can be found at www.jaguars.com/foundation-community/foundation/50-50raffle.com.
The 50/50 Raffle co-recipients for the two preseason games were First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Family Promise. The JT Townsend Foundation, Second Harvest of North Florida, Baptist Health's Hill Breast Center, K9s for Warriors, Dignity U Wear, and American Red Cross were the beneficiaries for the regular season home games in Jacksonville. Over $100,000 has been raised to-date.