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Jay Fund kids enjoy ice cream party

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin recently hosted an ice cream party and tour of Alltel Stadium for Jay Fund kids from Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Clinic.

"My son didn't feel well today, but telling him that we were coming to Alltel Stadium and see the Jaguars made him feel better and he was excited," said Kathy Beck.

Approximately 20 children who are afflicted by either leukemia or a childhood cancer toured the Jaguars locker room, training room and weight room. The kids also tried on equipment and met players such as Kyle Brady, Donovin Darius and first-round pick Marcus Stroud.

"This is a fun day for the kids. It's another opportunity for them to be excited and have a day to forget about their troubles," Coughlin said.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was established to assist local children and their families who are directly affected by leukemia. The Foundation was established in memory of Jay McGillis, who Coughlin coached at Boston College. McGillis died in 1992.

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