The Gator Bowl Charities Sports Career Fair presented by the Florida Lottery is an event that allows us to showcase various careers in and around sports, off of the field or court. We invite sports professionals from various local sports organizations to join us for the morning representing a number of categories – Professional Sports, Non-Profits, Merchandising, Media, Physical Therapy, and more. Each career showcased has a sign at their table that ties back to school curriculum and which school subjects are most important to their career.
In addition to the Career Fair portion of the day, the students heard a keynote address from
Jacksonville Jaguars player, Najee Goode and participated in a breakout session on managing money with Regions Bank.
The day ended with lunch from our partners at Chick-fil-A Jacksonville.
NEW this year, the students in the 5000 Role Models of Excellence program at DuPont Middle School, assisted us with the event planning, preparation and execution. This included choosing and inviting vendors, marketing the event, designing signage/handouts, event set up, welcoming guests, handing out lunch, etc.
2020 Career Fair Vendors
- First Coast News
- Florida Lottery
- Jacksonville Icemen
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
- Jacksonville Sharks
- Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
- PRI Productions