Jaguars veteran linebacker Wali Rainer is the October honoree for the Jaguars/Morgan Stanley Community Leader Award, presented monthly during the NFL season to the Jaguars player that demonstrates exemplary community involvement.
In partnership with Morgan Stanley, a $500 donation will be made on Rainer's behalf to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.
Four players are named monthly winners during the 2002 season. The program concludes in December with a year-end luncheon at ALLTEL Stadium when an additional $3,000 charity donation will be made to the player selected as the 2002 Community Leader of the Year. Punter Chris Hanson was named as this season's first winner in September.
Rainer, who joined the Jaguars in April following a draft-day trade from the Cleveland Browns, speaks regularly at local elementary schools, and recently participated in a public awareness campaign for prostate cancer, a leading cause of death in men. On October 8 at the Jacksonville Coliseum he spoke to approximately 4,000 children attending the Go for It! Roadshow, which promotes physical fitness, nutrition, and education.
For more information about the program, please contact the Jaguars Community Relations department at (904) 633-6582.