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Jaguars Foundation Distributes Donated Reebok Athletic Shoes to Jacksonville Children

The Jaguars Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of 500 pairs of athletic shoes donated by Reebok to area low-income children, teens and young adults. Jaguars owners Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver will join Jaguars players and members of The ROAR Cheerleaders in the Weaver Zone auditorium at The Bridge of Northeast Florida on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. to help distribute the shoes.

Delores Barr Weaver exclaimed, "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. 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."

Along with their own youth, The Bridge of Northeast Florida will host youth from the Sanctuary on 8th Street, the NFL – YET (Youth Education Town)/Boys & Girls Club in Brentwood, MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation and Community Connections. Each child will receive a pair of new shoes at the event. The agencies will also take shoes to distribute to other youth at their program sites.

Other recipient organizations that already received donated Reebok athletic shoes include The Lost Boys of Sudan, Communities in Schools students at John E. Ford Elementary, and foster children at St. Augustine Youth Services and Touchstone Village at the Youth Crisis Center.

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