by Cole Pepper
October 17, 2013
Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon visited the Daniel campus this week. When Blackmon joined the team, he asked the Jaguars Foundation about kids charities in Jacksonville. When he heard about Daniel, he immediately wanted to help.
Blackmon, who lost his mother when he was six, has a cousin who lost both parents and needed help. Fortunately, Blackmon’s father and grandmother decided to take the cousin in, and eventually, adopt him, providing for him with a stable home environment. Not all kids have that option. A number of the kids Blackmon met at Daniel need someone to be there for them, but without extended family able to help, they can bounce around the system for months, even years. That’s where Daniel steps in.
Blackmon represented the Jaguars with the NFL’s Play60 program, showcasing the new playground on the Daniel campus as well as the Jaguars Literacy Den, a library and reading room in the new Daniel Academy. Check out the photos below.