Jaguars teen show wins Emmy

December, 11, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars Foundation’s television program, "Jags Teen Talk … Game Plan for Success," has been awarded an Emmy award in the Community Service category by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The television program shows teens and parents how to develop a game plan for success in life. It shows teens how to overcome obstacles such as cyber bullying, pregnancy, drugs, tobacco, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

"Teens today are subjected to a barrage of negative influences that can derail them on their path to become successful adults," said Peter Racine, the president of the Jaguars Foundation. "This regional Emmy award reflects the amazing power of our tremendous media partners who work together to promote the important message to teens that making positive choices today will lead to a better future."

Florida Blue, local media and several non-profit organizations partnered with the Jaguars Foundation to produce the annual show. The 2013 show, which was co-hosted by Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen and cheerleader Shenette Howard, was aired on each Jacksonville television station between May 30 and June 2, 2013.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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