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Jack Del Rio Foundation to Help Children in Northeast Florida

The Jack Del Rio Foundation was established in 2008 by Jack and Linda Del Rio to help improve the lives of children in Northeast Florida

The mission of the foundation is to motivate our community to meet the needs of underserved youth in our area. We seek to energize, educate and enrich the lives of our youth through the generous investment of financial support, time and devotion.

Since arriving in Jacksonville in 2003, Del Rio and Linda have been extremely active in the civic life of the region, helping to raise and distribute contributions for numerous organizations. The Del Rios have also raised funds for the Seamark Ranch through sales of the 2003 JagNet Cookbook and through the 2004 Del Rio Family Charity Golf Classic.

In establishing the Jack Del Rio Foundation, Coach Del Rio extends his already active civic involvement to help the underserved children of our area.

"Jacksonville is our home," Jack Del Rio said, "Linda and I feel a strong connection to this wonderful community. We also see a crying need to help our underserved young people enjoy fulfilling lives, and we want to do something about it. We want to create an organization that is greater than self. It's our hope that the Jack Del Rio Foundation and its Christian principles will help teach our youth that dreams can come true, that hope, character and hard work can and will result in a better life."

Several events are planned for the Foundation in 2008 including a celebrity golf tournament on Friday, October 17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. The event will be preceded by a VIP Celebrity Party on Thursday, October 16. More details will be announced at a later date. The Foundation hosted more than 20 children from the Seamark Ranch at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on June 7 for a Jaguars minicamp practice. Children were treated to ice cream, presents, and a chance to visit with Del Rio and several Jaguar players.

The Jack Del Rio Foundation is an approved IRS tax-exempt 501 (C) (3) charity.

Policies and programs are directed by its Board of Directors who have discretionary powers and are dedicated to fulfilling their responsibility in a manner that will result in maximum beneficial use of resources of the Foundation to help underserved youth in Northeast Florida. The following is a list of the Foundation's Board of Directors:


Jack Del Rio, Jr., President

Linda Del Rio, Vice President

Lauren Cangelosi, Director

Jennifer Perkins, Executive Director

Jim Dalton, Dalton Agency, President & CEO, Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Joseph Deumite, Baton Rouge, LA.

Betsy Hackman, Santa Fe, NM

Marty Lanahan, Regions Bank, President, Jacksonville, FL

Thomas Petway, Zurich Insurance Services, Inc., Chairman of the Board, Jacksonville, FL

Robert Schiller, Jacksonville, FL

Mike Tice, Jacksonville Jaguars, Assistant Head Coach, Jacksonville, FL


Jennifer Perkins, Executive Director

(904) 379-4948 (office)

(904) 524-2623 (cell)


The Jack Del Rio Foundation

4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd., #279

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Please visit for more information about the Jack Del Rio Foundation.

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