JAXSPORTS Charities is our way of giving back to the community that supports the mission of our organization. We strive to not only improve the lives of everyone in Northeast Florida by bringing events and economic impact into our region, but by also directly impacting youth and individuals through unique experiences and opportunities.
Send A Child to the Game
The Send A Child to the Game program is the annual campaign to send deserving children and their families to the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl game. Through private donations and corporate sponsorship, over one thousand children and their families are able to experience a premier college football event at TIAA Bank Field. Transportation to the game, a pre-game meal, t-shirt and game ticket are all a part of the package for our guests on this special day. Many local youth organizations use this event as a reward for year-long achievement within their program and it serves as a fantastic cap to the holiday season for many of these families.
Pop Warner & the Little Gator Bowl
Through an ongoing partnership with Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner, these young athletes can earn the right to compete for a championship on the biggest stage in Jacksonville - TIAA Bank Field. Known as the Little Gator Bowl, the Great Jacksonville Pop Warner Championships is an all-day event for Jacksonville to crown its city champions for the Pop Warner season. Teams bare the JAXSPORTS patch throughout the year as they work towards the city finals and again as the Little Gator Bowl winners represent our city at the State Championship Game in Orlando.
JAXSPORTS Charities Award of Excellence Scholarship
JAXSPORTS Charities awards a scholarship to two male and two female area high school seniors each year. From a talented pool of applicants, these four students are chosen based on academic achievement, athletic involvement, extra-curricular activities, citizenship and leadership. They are honored at our annual Coaches Luncheon as well as on the field at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.
Dupont Middle School
JAXSPORTS has partnered with Dupont Middle School's 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program.
The program was created to provide exposure and mentorship opportunities to these young students related to sports business.
Throughout the year we host numerous events including:
- An Athlete Talk where we connect the DuPont Middle School program to current college athletes at UNF and JU to talk about the importance of education and hard work.
- A college campus visit to a local school to help with thinking into the future.
- A Sports Career Fair in which we bring in business professionals from the sports industry to talk about their career, how they got to where they are, and the education necessary.
- The opportunity to attend the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl with their families through the Send a Child to the Game program.