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Jaguars LB Mike Peterson to Host 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration with 80 Alachua, FL Families

WHO : Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Peterson

80 families from Alachua and Irby Elementary, Melbane Middle and Sante Fe High Schools

Hitchcock's Markets, Your Hometown Value SuperMarket

Cheney Brothers, Inc (CBI), Delivering Southern Hospitality Since 1925

WHAT : Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Peterson, an 9-year veteran of the NFL, will celebrate his fourth

Thanksgiving holiday season in Alachua, FL, his hometown, by providing a little holiday cheer for 80 under-served families.

Each of the 80 families will receive a special greeting and holiday dinner basket from Peterson and his wife Chantal at Hitchcock's Supermarkets on US Highway 441 in Alachua.

Participating families have been identified in cooperation with Alachua County Schools and have children enrolled at Alachua Elementary , W.W. Irby Elementary, A.L. Mebane Middle and Sante Fe High Schools.

Dedicated to giving back, Peterson also hosts an annual Christmas holiday "Gift Giving Celebration" for Alachua youth and will continue his Christmas Holiday program this 2007 holiday season in Jacksonville, his NFL hometown community.

The 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration is sponsored by Hitchcock's Markets, Cheney Brothers and their vendors. Hitchcock's is a 60 year, family owned business operating 11 locations in 11 Central Florida locations. Founded in 1925, Cheney Brothers is one of the largest Food Service Distributors in the South.

Founder of The Mike Peterson Foundation, Peterson and his wife Chantal, are dedicated to improving the quality of life and promoting the positive development of youth through football and other community outreach projects similar to the holiday programs.

WHEN : Tuesday, November 25th

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE : Hitchcock's Foodway Supermarket

14011 US Highway 441

Alachua, FL 32615-6366, US

Directions : Take the US-441 S - EXIT 399- toward Alachua/Gainesville; Turn left onto US-441 S / FL-25 S / FL-20 E.

Make a U-turn at Rachael Blvd. onto US-441 N

End at 14011 US Highway 441

CONTACT : Liz Willyoung, The Mike Peterson Foundation (727) 460-3267 cell

Robert Harrison, Hitchcock's Markets (386) 462-2284 corporate office

Nyree Bowen, Jacksonville Jaguars (904) 633-2265 direct line

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