Events

J.T. TOWNSEND: PARTY FOR CHARITY WITH PRO GOLFER FRED FUNK

J.T. TOWNSEND: PARTY FOR CHARITY WITH PRO GOLFER FRED FUNK

What are you doing Tuesday night after the practice rounds at the Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida?  We have an idea for you and your family and friends to enjoy an evening of food and fun for a very special cause at Nippers Beach Grille.  Fred Funk, the 2005 Players Champion, will host the event and bring his PGA golf friends.   J.T. Townsend has invited the registered golfers of the 2012 Players Championship as well as the Jacksonville Jaguars.  

So, as J.T. says, “Let’s see who shows up because this will be the place to be during one of the beach’s most spectacular weeks.  There will be some very special surprise guests.”  J.T. and Board Member Liza Chung (professional designer, event planner, and wife of former Jaguar and NFL player Eugene Chung) expect 1,000 attendees, so get your tickets early.         

5th Annual Urban League Empowerment Summit

5th Annual Urban League Empowerment Summit

Youth and teens attended the 5th Annual Urban League Empowerment
Summit which focused on three E’s: Education, Employment & Economic Empowerment.

Governor Rick Scott Signs Personal Injury Protection Bill Into Law At JSO’s Police Academy

JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Friday, May 4, 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) bill at the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center, as a crowd of uniformed Florida Law Enforcement Officers from several counties, along with Sheriff John Rutherford, Sheriff Mark Hunter, state Rep. Mike Weinstein, Florida Senator John Thrasher, and Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty looked on.

Mayor Brown Congratulates Jacksonville Giants as ABA National Champions

Mayor Brown Congratulates Jacksonville Giants as ABA National Champions

It’s official.  After a parade honoring the Jacksonville Giants’ 2012 ABA National Championship, Mayor Alvin Brown read a proclamation, designating May 3, 2012, as “Giants National Champions Day.”  Mayor Brown announced to the players, coaches, administrative staff, and fans that the City of Jacksonville was both supportive and proud of the Giants’ success this season and the team’s accomplishments in Season Two.  Team Owner Ron Sholes, Head Coach Kevin Waters, and the players accepted the 2012 ABA National Championship trophy.  This is the first time in Jacksonville’s history that a Jacksonville-based professional basketball team has won a National Championship.   

JSO Employees, Survivors and Citizens Come Together to Pay Tribute to JSO’s Fallen Officers

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 3, 2012) – On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Sheriff John Rutherford was joined by Mayor Alvin Brown, State Attorney Angela Corey, Senator Stephen Wise, Representative Michael Weinstein, and representatives from local, state, and federal criminal justice organizations as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to fallen officers at the agency's annual Police Memorial Day observance.

Morning Miller: Junior Seau - May 3, 2012

Morning Miller: Junior Seau - May 3, 2012

DON'T FORGET THE JACKSONVILLE GIANTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE TODAY AT EVERBANK STADIUM.  5:00 P.M.  FREE POSTERS TO THE FIRST 500 IN ATTENDANCE.

Mayor Brown Proclaims Thursday, May 3, 2012, Giants Day With Downtown Parade Celebration

Mayor Brown Proclaims Thursday, May 3, 2012, Giants Day With Downtown Parade Celebration

How often does a parade include free food?   Children 12 and under will eat free after the Jacksonville Giants parade on Thursday.