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Jags assist Katrina aid

The Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up with the American Red Cross Northeast Florida Chapter to collect money dedicated to relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. This Sunday when the Jaguars open their regular season schedule against the Seattle Seahawks, fans attending the game are encouraged to donate money as they enter the stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00.

Volunteers from the Red Cross will join Jaguars family members – including spouses of Jaguars players, coaches and staff, as well as members of The Roar and Jaguars practice squad players – in collecting donations just inside the stadium's main gates.

"We believe that in times of great need, communities rally to aid their neighbors," Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said. "The outpouring of support has been tremendous, but there is so much more we can do. We hope Jaguars fans take advantage of this opportunity on Sunday to help so many devastated families in the Gulf Coast areas."

Fans' contributions may be in the form of cash or checks. Checks should be made out to Disaster Relief Fund.

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