Each year, through the NFL's Crucial Catch initiative, NFL teams raise awareness for all cancers in their communities and honor survivors and those still battling cancer. Through the Jaguars PREP program, the Jaguars Foundation teamed up with Clay County Athletics and the American Cancer Society to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Jaguars PREP Friday Night Blitz high school football games.
The Jaguars Foundation provided seven varsity football teams with Crucial Catch helmet decals to wear in-game to bring awareness and support to an important cause. Each game was promoted as PINK OUT game where fans were encouraged to wear pink.
The following schools hosted PINK OUT at their home games:
- 10/07- Middleburg High School
- 10/07- Orange Park High School
- 10/14- Clay High School
- 10/14- Fleming Island High School
- 10/14- Keystone Heights High School
- 10/14- Ridgeview High School
- 10/21- Oakleaf High School
The Jaguars Foundation also partnered with various nonprofits to host Crucial Catch Night for more than 135 members affected by cancer in the Jacksonville community. The Jaguars Foundation rented out Main Event Bowling to provide a night of bowling, arcade games and laser tag alongside Jaguars players OL Luke Fortner, DL Roy Robertson-Harris and CB Gregory Junior, members of The ROAR and Jaxson de Ville.
During the Jaguars Crucial Catch game against the Giants, the Jaguars recognized the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund on-field pregame and hosted breast cancer survivor Michele Sadala, with the American Cancer Society, who was selected to do the Jaguars First DUUUVAL.