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Receiver Allen Robinson Holds Third-Annual Holiday Program
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Thursday, December 14, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, Jaguars Wide Receiver Allen Robinson hosted his third annual Operation Elf Christmas program through his charity, Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation. Robinson welcomed 50 Jacksonville area kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to an Academy Sports + Outdoors retail location. Through his Foundation’s partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors, Robinson was able to present each child with a new bicycle and helmet, Jacksonville Jaguars apparel, and a pair of new tennis shoes. Robinson spent the evening interacting with the children, posing for pictures, signing autographs, and even helping them test out their new bikes.

Operation Elf was a welcomed experience for all of these children, as many of them come from disadvantaged backgrounds and low-income households. Due to their families’ financial insecurity, most of the kids in the program would not have had a Christmas at all. Robinson’s generosity in not only giving every kid exciting presents but also spending time with them around the holidays provides them with a wonderful holiday memory that they will have for the rest of their lives.

"These boys and girls are our future and it is so important that they know adults in their community are here to support them and help them thrive," said Robinson. "Being able to provide opportunities like this to these kids is not only rewarding for them, it's a priority for me and something I greatly look forward to."

Robinson first held Operation Elf in 2015, when it impacted 50 low-income Jacksonville children. Since then, the program has provided a unique holiday experience to 130 children, who have benefitted from Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation through improved self-confidence and reminder that success is within their reach. The mission of Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation is to provide educational opportunities and resources to low-income and inner-city Jacksonville-area students to help put success within their reach.


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