The Jacksonville Jaguars will be donating NFL Playoff tickets to their AFC Wild Card matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. A total of 1,000 tickets will be donated.
Thanks to team owner Shad Khan and the Jaguars Foundation, 500 refugees in northeast Florida and 500 Puerto Ricans who were displaced by Hurricane Maria will get to attend the game. The recipients were chosen with the help of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida and Latino Leadership, Inc., of Orlando
The team will provide souvenirs, transportation and food and beverage vouchers.
“The Jaguars’ first home playoff appearance in very long time is an event that should be shared with as many people as possible, across all spectrums, who call Jacksonville their home,” Khan said in a statement on the team’s official website.
“Whether it’s a home game in August or January, it’s important for the Jaguars to consistently be good citizens and do the right thing for our community. Hopefully the experience on Sunday will give our guests a well-deserved break from what can be severe challenges in their daily lives, and if we can give them a victory on the field, it will make for a perfect day.”
It’s a great gesture from the franchise.
In addition, the Jaguars teamed up with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to make 1,500 ticket available to the playoff game at the price of just $20 per ticket for local military members.
“The military is synonymous with Jacksonville and we are proud, as always, to have those who serve in attendance on Sunday,” Khan said.
“The playoffs are a great reward for all of our fans, but I am particularly pleased for our servicemen and servicewomen who have played a major role in the game day experience at EverBank Field and simply given us unbelievable support over the years. The long wait for playoff football in Jax ends Sunday!”
Kickoff between the Jaguars and Bills is set for 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS.