Several teams including the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, and Arizona Cardinals have all shown monetary support for those who need it during the on-going Covid-19 crisis that has not only affected sports, but everyone’s everyday lives.
Today, the Jacksonville Jaguars and owner Shad Khan announced similar support, donating $1,000,000 towards various charities and relief efforts throughout Northeast Florida. The Jaguars and Khan indicated that the team’s owner donated the money personally.
“I want to say thank you to every group or individual who is personally stepping up for the people of Jacksonville during these uncertain times,” Khan said in a statement released by the team today. “It’s my privilege to help.
“However, the most important gift is the one everyone in Jacksonville can share with one another, and that’s to heed the direction of our health authorities here and nationally so we can get past this safely and successfully. Let’s get through this together but let’ s do it by staying home. We’ll catch up in Jax soon, in good health and spirit, and I look forward to that day.”
The Jaguars’ base camp, TIAA Bank Field, has also been used as a Covid-19 drive-by testing site temporarily as more cases are found throughout Jacksonville and all of Northeast Florida.
Khan will be donating the funds to several causes including: Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund ($400,000), Feeding Northeast Florida ($75,000), The Clara White Mission ($75,000), The Jacksonville Public Education Fund ($50,000), The local chapter of the American Red Cross ($50,000).
The donation is designed to provide essential support to local organizations focused on the immediate health and well-being of First Coast residents.