NFL Foundation, Jaguars invest in Boys & Girls Clubs’ Cal Ripken Sr. Youth Sports Complex

People and Jaguars mascot clapping and posing with $200,000 donation check

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Club location with a generous donation of $200,000 secured by the Jacksonville Jaguars from the NFL Foundation as part of their NFL Club Matching Youth Football Field Program. This lead gift for Phase II of the Clanzel T. Brown Boys & Girls Club will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to continue its transformation of this once-dormant city park into a vibrant youth sports complex.

After-school programming, such as organized team sports, is a powerful alternative during the often-unsupervised afternoon hours, which research suggests is when 29% of all violent crime committed by juvenile offenders occurs.

However, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida engages young people through a wide range of daily enrichment programs that expand beyond sports alone. The new Clanzel T. Brown Boys & Girls Club was extensively renovated to include state-of-the-art spaces such as a STEM and robotics lab, recording studio, art room, computer lab, and more.

“This is about much more than just building parks. It’s about building character in our young people. Our programs provide young people with the tools and resources they need to overcome obstacles and shape their own great futures. We are grateful to the Jaguars and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation for helping us continue to expand our programs and serve more young people in our community,” said Paul Martinez, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)