The Jacksonville Jaguars regular season home opener against the Tennessee Titans is set to take place this Sunday, September 11, 2011 at EverBank Field and will include a special tribute to the courage and resilience that followed the events of September 11, 2001, as part of a wider NFL remembrance. But with 6,000 more tickets to sell to avoid a blackout, there’s still a lot of work to be done by Jags fans before the game.
Want to know why this is so important to Jacksonville? Check out this letter from Ray Driver, a passionate fan, business leader and member of the Team Teal steering committee.
Dear Fellow Jags Fans,
As I hope you know, the Jacksonville Jaguars help define our community. They are an economic engine that generates over $200M per year for Northeast Florida’s economy, and they allow us to recruit other businesses to our region. They are critical to our charities. Starting with the Weavers, and continuing with the players, their philanthropic activities are unparalleled. Finally, they give us a sense of civic pride and camaraderie that did not exist before they got here. We cannot take those things for granted.
Last year, we sent a loud message to the rest of the country that OUR team is here to stay by not having a single game blacked out. For various reasons, this year has proven to be more of a challenge for selling tickets. This community always steps up when called upon, and it’s time to do it again. We are just a few short days from kicking off the season, and we have about 48 hours to sell approximately 6,000 tickets. It sounds like a lot, but we can do it. If each one of us does our small part, collectively we will succeed.
If you don’t like football, please buy some tickets and give them to a family down the street, at your church or in your office that otherwise can’t afford them. You’ll put a smile on a kid’s face … guaranteed.
Regardless of what your ticket situation is, please buy some tickets for our military heroes. Our first game is on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and it is going to be a special environment. Let’s show our military heroes how much we appreciate them by treating them to a game. Not only will you get a sense of pride by doing so, Uncle Sam will even let you write it off.
This is it Jaguars fans…make that Jacksonville fans. It’s time to once again send the message to the rest of the country that OUR team is here to stay. It truly is GO TIME!! Remember, WE ARE JAGUARS!! See you on Sunday.
Very truly yours,
G. Ray Driver, Jr.
Dalton-designed Boy Scout Rifle now in the Boy Scouts of America Museum
By Cindy Arco, Assistant Account Executive, Dalton Agency PR+
All over the state of Florida, breast cancer survivors and their family, friends and supporters are taking up arms against the disease by putting on pink bras.
“Put On Your Pink Bra” is the American Cancer Society’s new campaign for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walks coming up in October. There will be 27 walks all around the Sunshine State throughout the month.
The Dalton Agency is promoting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign and their walks through public relations and social media.
Currently, the agency has been working to promote kickoff events all around the state, which has lead to extensive news media coverage online, in print publications and on television. Through social media, Dalton is promoting the campaign and walks and interacting with participants, survivors and supporters via a Facebook page and a Twitter handle, @pinkbra.
The Dalton Agency staff has also formed its own team, “Coo Coo for Coconuts” team, to raise money and participate in the Jacksonville walk on October 15.
For more information on the campaign and to sign up for the walk in your area, visit putonyourpinkbra.com.
We’re excited to premiere our first work for Colt Defense. From the jungles of Vietnam to the heat of the middle east, no rifle has seen more combat or been in more extreme conditions than Colt. This high energy video captures the heritage and honor of the Colt brand.
Dalton is proud to be a part of Colt’s 174 year tradition of quality.