Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (center) chats with NanoLumens’ Arch Nelson and Dan Rossborough on the first hole of his celebrity golf tournament on Saturday at the King and Bear in St. Augustine.
Two days before starting the Jaguars’ off-season program, quarterback Blake Bortles hosted his inaugural charity golf tournament Saturday morning at the King and Bear Course in St. Augustine.
The foundation’s proceeds will benefit first responders and children with learning disabilities. An auction and concert was held Friday night to kick off the event.
“It’s hard to believe this whole thing is something we put together,” Bortles said. “There were a lot of people who had to do a lot of work and there was definitely more involved than I thought there would be.”
Bortles was joined at the tournament by several teammates: Quarterback Chad Henne, offensive lineman Luke Bowanko, receiver Bryan Walters, cornerback Davon House and defensive tackles Sen’Derrick Marks and Roy Miller. Team president Mark Lamping, former coach Tom Coughlin and ex-Jaguars players David Garrard and Jason Babin also participated.
“[Bortles] is doing great things in the community so I’m happy to support him,” Miller said.