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Starks honored

Jaguars cornerback Scott Starks' hard work off the field was recognized recently at the 101st Clara White Mission Anniversary Dinner. The mission honored and awarded Starks for his help and support of the mission over the past few months.

After visiting the mission a few months ago with the rest of the rookie class, Starks decided that he wanted to make the mission a weekly visit. He has served lunch every week since. In addition to serving lunch, Starks has worked at the computer desk, checking in those less fortunate as they come in to receive their meal, and also helping to cook the daily meals.

"Scott has been truly a blessing to the Clara White Mission," said Ju'Coby Pittman president of the Clara White Mission. "He is what being a role model is all about."

Starks often brings other teammates with him to his weekly visits. They have been busy in a variety of capacities around the mission. They have poured beverages, portioned plates of food and have helped in any way they can to assist in serving lunch.

"I want to thank him for thinking outside of the box," added Pittman. "He could be doing anything else in the community but he has chosen the Clara White Mission and I am grateful for that."

The gala was to celebrate the 101 years that the Clara White Mission has been in operation and to thank all of its supporters. Starks looks to continue to make his weekly visits the rest of the season.

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