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Jaguars host fathers, kids

The Weaver Family Foundation and the Jaguars hosted the fifth annual Father and Kids Day event yesterday at the new practice fields at ALLTEL Stadium. Over 1,700 parents and their children attended the afternoon practice and were given the opportunity to hear from team members about the importance of responsible parenthood.

Since 1999, the Jaguars have partnered with Family First, a Tampa-based independent non-profit research and communications organization, to promote the importance of being a good dad and how responsible fatherhood impacts the family and our communities.

Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, who is a father of four, took the stage for the first time at this event and stressed to the audience the importance of spending quality time with children. Quarterback Mark Brunell, who also has four children, reminded the audience that children are a blessing and should be embraced every day as such. Safety Donovin Darius reminded parents that their children will always love them and look up to them no matter what they do and thanked fans for all of their support for the team throughout camp. Darius is also a father of four.

Brian Sexton, the voice of the Jaguars, concluded the program by raffling off four autographed footballs and two sets of Jaguars tickets generously donated by the Jaguars Foundation.

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