NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. – Three hundred military families in need will be getting a little extra help for the holiday’s thanks to Winn-Dixie, the Greater Jacksonville USO and current and former Jaguars players.
Winn-Dixie, Jaguars’ defensive end Lerentee McCray and former Jaguar Drayton Florence donated 300 turkeys for a drive-thru food distribution Tuesday night in Neptune Beach.
This is something that I wanted to do,” McCray said. “I have a little extra time because I opted out of playing football this year due to COVID, so I wanted to give back to people in the city of Jacksonville and my hometown as well for Thanksgiving.”
Winn-Dixie representatives said they know 2020 has been a difficult time for many families, and Tuesday’s event is one of 22 events hosted by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie and Harveys.
The company is giving away 8,075 frozen turkeys to communities throughout the Southeast to help the more than 50 million people, including 17 million children, who may experience food insecurity this year, according to Feeding America.
In spirit of the giving season, Drayton Florence and Freddie Swain tag-teamed an event at an Ocala, Florida Walmart that saw 40 children receive gifts for their Christmas.
Florence, a Vanguard High School alumnus and a 11 year NFL veteran. and Swain, a North Marion alumnus and a current University of Florida Gator, gifted the participants with a $100 gift card by way of their foundations in Florence’s “Shop With A Jock” event.
The Drayton Florence Foundation started the “Shop With A Jock” program in 2006.
The Drayton Florence Foundation would like to thank all those who assisted in making this another successful event.
Thanks to all of you for participating and supporting another successful Glo with the Flo 5K.
The event was held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in historic downtown Ocala. The run started at Citizen’s Circle.
This fun night time run took place in downtown Ocala with illuminated participants winding through its streets.
Proceeds benefit the Drayton Florence Foundation and the Family Violence Prevention Workgroup, which is dedicated to educating children and families on healthy relationships and the importance of incorporating fitness activities into their daily lives
The 16th Annual “Make It Happen” Football Camp is a free camp for youth, both boys and girls, ages 8-18 years of age.
This FREE football camp was organized by 11 year NFL veteran, Drayton Florence and the Drayton Florence Foundation.
Mr. Florence was one of the coaches and mentors for these scholar athletes, along with the help of his camp staff.
In addition to teaching fundamental football skills, the camp is designed to impart the message of lifeskills: hard work, discipline, goal-setting, dedication, sportsmanship and teamwork. This is an exciting opportunity to receive instructions on how to become better in the sport of football from someone who has played at its highest level for over a decade.