Jacksonville Jaguars Give 500 children Wembley tickets

Jacksonville Jaguars and LGT Vestra US are working in partnership with schools nationwide, rewarding over 500 deserving children with tickets to the highly anticipated Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles game at Wembley.

As the Jaguars take on the Super Bowl champions on the 28th October, children that have taken part in Reward Rows will enjoy some of the best seats in the stadium.

The initiative, now in its 3rd year, has been developed to inspire children to accomplish personal, academic and physical achievements. Young participants are encouraged to document their development in four key areas – behaviour, community, academics and sport. Children that show commitment to the community and demonstrate personal development will be rewarded with tickets to the sell-out game.

The sport element of Reward Rows includes playing Jag Tag; a simplified tag version of American Football which enhances basic coordination skills and encourages tactical thinking.

Paul Nixon, CEO LGT Vestra US said:

“Reward Rows not only offers school children an amazing opportunity to sit in some of the best seats in the stadium at a much sought after NFL game but also provides a positive influence in the lives of kids who want to better themselves. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Jaguars and developing young people in the UK through grassroots American football.”

Senior Vice President, International Development for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hussain Naqi, said, “We can see that the Reward Rows initiative has been an undoubtable success through the positive feedback and reactions from parents, teachers and most importantly the participating children. We are delighted we can work with LGT Vestra US to inspire hundreds of children across the UK through American Football.”

The Jaguars and LGT Vestra US are committed to delivering community projects as a key pillar of the partnership. As well as Reward Rows, the Girdiron Grant, a first of its kind scholarship opportunity has been launched in the UK. This scholarship is awarded to two university students who have graduated from the specialist Jaguars’ Jag Tag programme or have been involved in American football in their community.