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Jaguars to Recognize 10 Local Volunteers Wednesday at NFL Community Quarterback Awards Luncheon

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. Wednesday 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 Jaguars 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 $1million to support the program.

Finalists for the 2001 Jaguars Community Quarterback Award:

Ms. Leslie Allen, Duval County 4-H Program

Ms. Elizabeth Bay, Community Connections (formerly YWCA)

Ms. Mary Burt, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Ms. Patricia Cooper, North Jacksonville Youth Development Center

Ms. Victoria Drake, Duval County Public Schools

Mr. Sam Eisenberg, Jacksonville Housing Partnership, Inc.

Ms. Lillian Jordan, Volunteer Jacksonville, Inc.

Mr. Henri Landwirth, I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Ms. Vena Patton, Hubbard House

Mr. Michael Stephens, National Conference for Community and Justice

For more information, please contact the Jaguars Community Affairs Department at (904) 633-6582.

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