The Jaguars' season-opening game against the Green Bay Packers kicked off the 2016 Honor Rows Season, with 800 students who earned their seat. Alert Today Alive Tomorrow is proud to present the Jaguars Foundation's Honor Rows.
The Foundation partners with 40 Jacksonville-area nonprofit agencies to provide goal-setting programs for youth to earn a seat to a Jaguars home game. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will participate in the Jaguars Foundation's nationally recognized Honor Rows this year. Since the inaugural season of 1995, a total of 72,000 *Honor Rows *seats have been awarded to youth, parents, staff and volunteers.
Youth ages 8 to 18 seek to improve themselves and the community by setting and achieving goals for academic and behavioral improvement, increasing physical activity and eating more nutritionally, and providing volunteer community service. Program duration is a minimum of eight weeks. Historically, with assistance from parents, mentors and agency staff, more than 90% of youth meet their goals and earn their seat.
In addition to a game day ticket, Honor Rows participants receive a T-shirt, cap, and a complimentary meal. Lunch is provided by Bubba Burger, Frito-Lay, Propel, Pepperidge Farm and Pepsi. During the game, Jaguars team owner Shad Khan along with the entire Jaguars organization and fans acknowledge the youth and their accomplishments. Game day volunteers provided through the United Way of Northeast Florida ensure that the youth have a safe and enjoyable game day experience.
Honor Rows is the largest of the Foundation's charitable seating programs, which also includes "Honoring Our Troops," in partnership with the greater Jacksonville USO, which provides home-game tickets for families whose parent(s) are on or returning from deployment with the armed services; youth football associations; Ronald McDonald House families and others. The Foundation allocates more than 11,800 charitable home game tickets with a value exceeding $430,000.
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