The Jacksonville Jaguars gave out 1,000 playoff tickets to refugees and displaced Puerto Ricans


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This Sunday the Jacksonville Jaguars will host their first home playoff game in nearly two decades, and a total of 1,000 tickets are going to refugees and displaced Puerto Ricans.

Through the Jaguars Foundation, owner Shad Khan has donated 500 tickets
to political and natural disaster refugees in Northeast Florida and another 500 to Puerto Ricans and their families throughout North and Central Florida.

"The Jaguars’ first home 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," said Khan in a press release Wednesday.

Each lucky person will get free shuttle service to the game, complimentary food and a souvenir.

The foundation worked with the Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida to help identify who would get the tickets to this Sunday's game at EverBank Field. All tickets have been distributed.

"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," said Khan. "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."

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