Jaguars donate 1,000 NFL playoff tickets to refugees

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 06, 2018 06:53 AM
Jaguars donate 1,000 NFL playoff tickets to refugees
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars team owner Shad Khan watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Jacksonville, Fla. Khan felt the organization “lacked football IQ” in previous years. So Khan hired two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin to handle football-related decisions. With Coughlin calling the shots, the Jaguars made the postseason for the first time since 2007 and will host a playoff game for the first time since January 2000. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars will donate 1,000 playoff tickets to refugees from around the world and to Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria who have settled in the Jacksonville area.

The Florida Times-Union reports the team also will provide 1,500 tickets to local military members at a subsidized cost of $20 each for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Owner Shahid Khan said in a statement that "the Jaguars' first playoff appearance in a very long time is an event that should be shared with as many people as possible, across all spectrums, who call Jacksonville their home."

The Jaguars Foundation enlisted the Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latino Leadership Inc. to identify individuals for tickets.

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