JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During the first quarter of last night's Jacksonville Jaguars' football game, the team announced its 2023 Inspire Change Changemaker Award recipient, Reggie Fullwood, president and CEO of Operation New Hope (ONH). Fullwood was recognized for his work in going above and beyond in the pursuit of social justice.
The Changemaker Award recognizes individuals in each NFL team market making a difference in their community across Inspire Change's four focus areas: education, economic advancement, police-community relations, and criminal justice reform.
This year's recipient has long been an advocate for second chances and criminal justice reform. Through Fullwood's work with ONH, he is dedicated to rebuilding the lives of people affected by the justice system by providing support and training with the goal of reconnecting them to the workforce, their families and their communities to reduce recidivism. Additionally, Fullwood oversees the statewide network that serves more than 30,000 people leaving the Florida correctional system annually.
"The Jaguars are honored to recognize Reggie Fullwood this year as our recipient of the NFL's Inspire Change Changemaker Award," said T-Neisha Tate, Jaguars vice president of social responsibility. "The impactful work Reggie is leading through Operation New Hope is making a difference in the lives of many, offering hope and the necessary support and resources to assist in their transition."
In addition to receiving special recognition at the Jaguars' Inspire Change game, Fullwood was also awarded a $10,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, paid directly to ONH and two tickets to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
For more information on the 2023 Changemaker recipients, visit the NFL Changemaker website.