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Myles Jack Inspires 120 Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and Jax PAL youth

Myles Jack Inspires 120 Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and Jax PAL youth

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Myles Jack may only be 23 years old, but he’s wise beyond what’s listed on his birth certificate.  

On Tuesday, the Jaguars linebacker held a back-to-school bowling event for 120 students from the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and Police Athletic League of Jacksonville.

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“I wish somebody would’ve told me, 'Myles, you can be a lawyer or doctor,'” said Jack. “All I saw growing up on TV as a kid was watching sports. It’s worked out great for me. It’s been very positive in my life. But I feel like we need more lawyers and doctors. We need more positive influences, especially with most of these kids being minority children. To be able to be heard and tell them that they can accomplish those things is powerful. To give them a chance to feel like they can actually go to school and become something bigger than just a football player or basketball player, that was my goal for this event.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs' Duval Dynasty, represents Jaguars at NFL FLAG Championship

Pictured: Coach Soloman, Duval Dynasty team and Coach Simon

Pictured: Coach Soloman, Duval Dynasty team and Coach Simon

For the second consecutive year, the Jaguars selected Duval Dynasty, the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida’s NFL FLAG all-star team, to represent Jacksonville at the NFL FLAG Championships in Orlando. The championship tournament was held in late January in conjunction with the NFL’s Pro Bowl Week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Coaches Rickie Simon Jr. and Troy Soloman led the group of 13- to 14-year-olds to compete on the national stage in one of the highest levels of flag football. In addition to Duval Dynasty, more than 70 youth teams from 24 states across four divisions competed in the annual culmination for the country’s premier youth flag football program.

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CB Jalen Ramsey continued a Jaguars tradition when he and the Nike Jordan brand partnered to give each competitor a brand-new pair of Jordan football cleats to wear during the competition. Last season, RB Leonard Fournette surprised each member of the Duval Dynasty with a pair of Under Armour cleats prior to the championship. 

“Flag football gives young athletes an opportunity to develop physical skills, grow in confidence and play a sport they love,” said Boys & Girls Club CEO/President Paul Martinez. “NFL FLAG and USA Football provide the resources we need to deliver the fun and high-quality experience that our coaches, players and parents deserve.”

Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida noted that the partnership with the Jaguars and their implementation of NFL FLAG into their program has resulted in a tremendous jump in Clubs’ retention rate by keeping teens engaged through the power of sports.

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Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey Provides Thanksgiving Meals or Families in Need

November 2017 - In the spirit of the holiday season, Jalen Ramsey, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, provided Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families in need at the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida located in Springfield. Each family received a box filled with ingredients to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Jacksonville Jaguar Cornerback, Jalen Ramsey snaps a picture with a local Springfield family who he gave a Thanksgiving day meal.

Jacksonville Jaguar Cornerback, Jalen Ramsey snaps a picture with a local Springfield family who he gave a Thanksgiving day meal.