Dozens of local kids will be cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars from the stands during this Sunday's game against the Houston Texans thanks to a group of die-hard Jags fans.
With the help of social media, Bold City Brigade leaders are sending 40 underprivileged kids to see the game.
“The team is finally good. There’s a generation that grew up around that haven’t seen them be good, so what better time than at Christmas to give them the opportunity to watch this team while they’re playing so well,” Bold City Brigade president John Caputo said.
The group reached out to the Jaguars, who connected them with kids at the Boys and Girls Club. They then took to Twitter and a tweet started it all. It asked followers to donate to kids in need.
“Within the first 30 minutes, we had already raised over $1,000,” he said.
Then it grew to $3,500.
The money raised was enough to send 40 kids with 40 chaperones to this Sunday's Jags game.
They collected so much, so fast, the Bold City Brigade will give each child a $20 meal voucher and Jaguars Santa hat, and an opportunity to hopefully watch the home team clinch a playoff spot.
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