Jaguars give back to the community, have a little friendly competition

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If you follow the PGA tour, than you are more than likely enthralled with all that is going on in Augusta. What you might not know is that today at TPC Sawgrass, a charity shootout event was held and some familiar names took part!

The event involves one of the most infamous holes in golf… “The Island Green” Hole 17. The golfer who lands closest to the pin gains $10,000, and second gains $5,000 for his/her charity.

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley represented The Mckenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation. McKenzie’s life and death had a tremendous impact on the community and her family wanted to honor her life and continue her legacy. The Mckenzie Noelle Foundation is “dedicated to helping young people find their purpose in an increasingly complex and challenging world.”

Placekicker Josh Scobee played for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, The Pediatric branch of Baptist Health, located in downtown Jacksonville. Baptist Children’s Hospital aims to “help children overcome illnesses like serious heart conditions, brain tumors and diabetes.” Although he didn’t win anything on the green today, Scobee and his wife Melissa will deliver a check of over $11,000 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital later this week from his Kicks for Kids program.

Team Mascot Jaxson De Ville played hard to fight cancer along with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. This Fund helps “by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support” to families who have been hit with childhood cancer.

Last but not least, Pride of the Jaguars member, Tony Boselli played for The Boselli Foundation. He was able to bring home the win and $10,000 for his foundation that “focuses on providing children with limited financial resources a holistic, comprehensive, after-school learning environment.”

All in all, everybody enjoyed helping out charities and giving back to the community, along with a little friendly competition.

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  • Kennon Phillips

    That’s awesome. What a great idea to raise money!