Childhood cancer patients tailgate with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It was a special day in black and teal for dozens of football fans fighting cancer.

Childhood cancer patients and their families experienced the ultimate tailgating experience hosted by the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.

Each table was decked out with Jags and Jay Fund Foundation swag, complete with food, arts and crafts, and socially distanced games.

Last year, the foundation was unable to host the tailgate. Organizers said they’re happy to see the kids’ smiling faces once again.

“It’s awesome to have an opportunity to give these families, these patients, a break from cancer for the day,” Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation CEO Keli Coughlin said.

“It really lifts our spirits and I’m so thankful to have opportunities to do this,” Chase Kelly said. Kelly’s son Theo just finished chemo for his brain tumor.

After the tailgate, families made their way to TIAA Bank Field to cheer on the Jags against the Tennessee Titans.