On Tuesday morning, April 25, 2006 the Jaguars Foundation will be participating in the Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida's Paint the Town During Rehab Week in the West Riverside neighborhood.
The Jaguars Foundation will have a volunteer team made up of Jaguars Foundation staff, Jacksonville Jaguars staff, members of The ROAR, Honor Rows Volunteer Committee and Honor Rows volunteers.
This is the 10th year the Jaguars Foundation has participated in Paint the Town. Each year the Foundation requests to paint a house in which a child resides.
"We are excited to participate in this event each year because of the significant impact it makes in our community. The Jaguars Foundation and Jaguars organization strongly believe in volunteerism and encourage this type of service to our community," states Delores Barr Weaver, Chair/CEO of the Jaguars Foundation.
Carolyn Wallace Ettlinger, executive director of the Housing Partnership, said she appreciates the long-term commitment and partnership with the Jaguars Foundation.
"We are so very appreciative of the tremendous support the community has shown for Paint the Town. The response from the Jaguars Foundation and the many individuals and corporations willing to spend a week revitalizing this West Riverside neighborhood is overwhelming."
The Jaguars Foundation's mission states that youth represent the community's future, and that "the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation is committed to serving the greater Jacksonville area through strategic financial, networking, and volunteer support benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth and families. By building upon our city's strengths, we seek to realize the positive potential of our young people in need. In doing so, we aim to serve as a model to other sports franchises."