NFL Charities to Donate Nearly $1 Million in Recognition of Community Volunteers
The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced 10 local finalists for the NFL Community Quarterback Award, a volunteer recognition program that will donate nearly $1 million leaguewide to community organizations served by outstanding volunteers.
The Jacksonville-area non-profit organizations listed below will receive $1,000 grants on behalf of their volunteers who are eligible to be named the Jaguars Community Quarterback. The volunteer receiving the team award will have an additional $10,000 grant donated in his/her name to the charity for which they volunteer. Two runners-up will also be selected from the group below and receive additional $2,500 grants for their designated charities.
Jaguars owners Delores Barr Weaver and Wayne Weaver will recognize the finalists and announce the team winner at a luncheon scheduled at 11:30 a.m. December 10 at the Adam's Mark Hotel. All 32 team winners become eligible for the national NFL Community Quarterback Award, to be announced in mid-December by a blue-ribbon panel appointed by the NFL. NFL Charities will make an additional $25,000 donation to the organization where the national winner volunteers.
Funded by NFL Charities, the NFL Community Quarterback Award recognizes community and youth volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities. The nomination process is fulfilled by charitable organizations that nominate their notable volunteers. NFL Charities will donate grants to the non-profit establishments served by the award winners. A local nomination committee made up of team representatives and community leaders reviewed nominations in order to select this year's finalists.
NFL Charities, created in 1973, is a nonprofit organization created by the member clubs of the National Football League to enable the clubs to collectively make grants to charitable and worthwhile causes on the national level. Since its inception, NFL Charities has made more than $70 million in grant commitments to more than 250 different organizations.
Finalists for the 2002 Jaguars Community Quarterback Award:
Mr. Thomas P. Borland, Inside/Outside, Inc.
Mr. James Boyd, Chets Creek Elementary School
Mr. Reggie Canty, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Florida
Ms. Denise Edwards, Project Special Care
Mr. Don Hart, Safe Harbor Boys Home
Mr. Noah Henderson, The Bridge of Northeast Florida
Mr. Jonathan Hiott, SAVE Program - Southside Middle School
Ms. Nadia L. Mead, FreshMinistries
Dr. Sudhir L. Prabhu, Community Asthma Partnership – Jacksonville
Ms. Caroline A. Wolff, St. Gerard Campus
For more information, please contact the Jaguars Community Relations Department at (904) 633-6582.