Jaguars owners Delores and Wayne Weaver will present grants totaling $25,000 to 10 non-profit organizations served by outstanding local volunteers as part of the NFL Community Quarterback Awards Luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at The River Club (34th floor), located atop the Modis building in downtown Jacksonville.
Ten Jacksonville-area non-profits will receive grants of $1,000 and 10 local volunteers will be eligible to be named the team's 2000 Community Quarterback. The volunteer who receives the award will have a $10,000 grant donated on their behalf to the charity for which they volunteer.
Funded by NFL Charities, the NFL Community Quarterback Award recognizes community and youth volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities. Across the league, NFL Charities will donate nearly $1 million to support the program.
Finalists for the 2000 Jaguars Community Quarterback Award who will be in attendance tomorrow include:
Holly S. Bendig, Baptist Home for Children
Christopher Coleman, Historic St. Johns County Police Athletic League
Susan Greene, Community Connections
Fred Kowkabany, State Attorney's Office - Youth Crisis Center
Elizabeth Livingston, All Saints Early Learning & Community Care Center, Inc.
Mildred Thompson, PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville
Edward L. "Butch" Toney, I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless
Ian Turley, YMCA of Florida's First Coast - Claude J. Yates Branch
Louis Walsh, The Guardian of Dreams
Mrs. Rose Watson, The Salvation Army