The Jaguars Foundation is distributing 500 pairs of new athletic shoes donated by Reebok to area low-income children and teens, just in time for the Christmas holiday.
"Through the NFL/Jaguars Play 60 Challenge program in partnership with Baptist Health, we encourage children to have at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, 30 minutes during school and 30 minutes after school," Delores Barr Weaver explained. "Having good athletic shoes is important for these children to be physically active."
Wayne Weaver added, "Reebok is a major partner with the NFL, and being part of the 'NFL family' here in Jacksonville has allowed the Jaguars organization to access this generous donation."
The Reebok athletic shoes were distributed to children and teens from various youth-serving agencies, including The Bridge of Northeast Florida, The Sanctuary on 8th Street, Woodland Acres Boys & Girls Club, Community Connections and Heart for Children. In addition, shoes were distributed to foster-care children at St. Augustine Youth Services, Panama Youth Services and the Youth Crisis Center's Touchstone Village.
Since 2009, Reebok has donated 1,500 new pairs of athletic shoes to the Jaguars Foundation to distribute to local youth.