Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Area Gold Notebook; McCumber Is Jaxson's Halftime Playing Partner

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Area Gold Notebook; McCumber Is Jaxson's Halftime Playing Partner

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Byline: Garry Smits

Mark McCumber is next on the tee with the Big Cat.

The first Jaguars home game in nearly a month will continue the season-long closest-to-the-pin contest between PGA Tour players and Jaxson de Ville, probably the best golfer among NFL mascots, in or out of the suit.

At halftime of Sunday's game against Arizona, McCumber and Jaxson will launch 125-yard golf shots from atop the Sky Patio in the south end zone to an island green on the 50-yard line. If McCumber is closest to the hole, the Jaguars Foundation will make a $10,000 donation to Second Harvest North Florida in honor of The Players Championship Giving Back Month. If Jaxson is closest, the Jaguars Foundation will make a $1,000 donation to Second Harvest and every fan will receive a free order of cheesesticks from Papa John's.

If either McCumber or Jaxson makes a hole-in-one, a fan selected prior to the game will win $1 million.

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