The Jacksonville Jaguars will play in their first playoff game since 2007 come this weekend, and it’s not only Jags fans that are thankful.
Team owner Shahid Kahn purchased and donated 1,000 of the heavily sought after tickets to refugees who have come to the country and settled in the greater Jacksonville area as well as those who call the city home after being displaced by Hurricane Irma.
The #Jaguars are donating 1,000 tickets for Sunday’s playoff game to refugees from around the world who have settled in Northeast Florida and to Puerto Ricans and their families displaced by Hurricane Irma.
— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) January 3, 2018
“The Jaguars’ first home playoff appearance in very long time is an event that should be shared with as many people as possible, across all spectrums, who call Jacksonville their home,” Khan told Jaguars.com. “Hopefully the experience on Sunday will give our guests a well-deserved break from what can be severe challenges in their daily lives. If we can give them a victory on the field, it will make for a perfect day.”