First Coast Home Pros is proud to announce that we have become a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars All Community Team. The All Community Team is comprised of a select few Northeast Florida companies that have been handpicked by the Jaguars based on a shared interest in community involvement. The All Community Team features partnerships between these local companies and individual Jaguars players. First Coast Home Pros has partnered with Cecil Shorts III, star wide receiver for the Jaguars and longtime supporter of community programs for children. Together we will help purchase Jaguars game tickets for more than 400 charitable beneficiaries, including the United Way of Northeast Florida ‘Achievers For Life’ program.
Achievers For Life is an initiative that works to prevent middle school students in Duval county from dropping out of school. The program was developed and funded by the United Way of Northeast Florida, along with Jewish Family and Community Services and Communities In Schools in Jacksonville. At-risk students are identified based on excessive absences and low GPAs, then matched with an Achievers For Life volunteer. The volunteers provide mentoring and tutoring, and ultimately work with the students through graduation.
The Achievers For Life initiative and Cecil Shorts’ interest in community involvement are well matched. In October, Mr. Shorts partnered with the United Way of Northeast Florida, joining them at West Jacksonville Elementary School to celebrate the Hometown Huddle day. During this event, the school’s playground was refurbished, and Mr. Shorts spent the day talking with the students and playing with them at recess. His continued partnership with the Achievers For Life program emphasizes his interest in community involvement. Mr. Shorts said he is “proud to partner with United Way of Northeast Florida to help encourage academic success and keep kids on track to graduation.”
For Jacksonville Jaguars fans, Cecil Shorts III continues to be one of the most exciting players to watch. In 2012, he led the team with seven touchdowns, five of which were over 40 yards. He also led the team in receiving yards for a total of 979, and in yards per reception, with a 17.8 average. The following year he led the team with a career-high 66 catches over a total of 777 yards, and in only 13 games. He continues to set records for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and is a key player for the team just as he is for the All Community Team!
The All Community Team represents a united effort to improve the community we live in. Cecil Shorts III and the Jacksonville Jaguars along with the United Way of Northeast Florida and Achievers For Life demonstrate commitment to community involvement, and First Coast Home Pros is proud to join them on the All Community Team!