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Fans encouraged to donate phones

The Jaguars are encouraging fans who are planning to attend the team's next home game on October 6 to donate used wireless phones to assist local victims of domestic violence. Collection sites will be set up outside the entrances of ALLTEL Stadium.

The Jaguars have again joined with corporate partners ALLTEL and Motorola, and The Wireless Foundation, to host a Donate a Phone campaign to benefit victims of domestic violence. Last year more than 650 wireless phones were collected at ALLTEL Stadium and at other retail locations throughout Jacksonville.

Cornerback Fernando Bryant, who actively supports programs dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence, serves as the Jaguars spokesman for the program, which provides refurbished wireless phones with preprogrammed numbers to victims of domestic violence, who can utilize the phones in emergency situations. A wireless phone often serves as an emergency lifeline and can provide a sense of security for children and families who are victims of domestic violence.

As part of the program, Quigley House will receive 20 new wireless phones and airtime provided by ALLTEL. The Quigley House provides services to victims of domestic violence in the Clay County area.

Fans can also donate phones by calling 1-888-901-SAFE or by visiting

For more information, please contact the Jaguars Community Relations Dept., by calling (904) 633-6582.

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