Great Jacksonville Area USO 2017 Accomplishments and Achievements
100,000+ Jax Area USO Center visitors/military/family, personal contacts.
1,600+ USO Care Packages distributed to deployed Active Duty members.
Operated three Internet Cyber Cafes “free of charge,” providing critical means for communication, banking, and the pursuit of educational goals.
Provided refreshments to 15,000+ family members in support of homecoming celebrations.
Provided space “free of charge” for Family Support Groups, spousal organizations, playgroups, educational classes, deployment briefings, holiday parties, scouting organizations and baby showers.
Hosted 500+ meetings/other events serving 7,500 people.
Hosted 21,000 visitors at the JIA Jax USO Welcome Center.
Provided 6,000+ free books and DVDs to military families.
Provided 7,000+ free fax, copy and notary services.
Provided arrival services to the families of 37 deceased military personnel, Including escorting on the JIA Flight Line. This also includes services to families going to and from Dover, DE for repatriation ceremonies.
500+ families received a complete holiday meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, impacting 2,000+ people. Additionally, 500+ military children received gifts to enhance the holiday season.
150 school backpacks filled during 10th annual school supply drive.
800 “Kid Kitchen” lunches to active duty children on summer break.
18,000+ volunteer service hours coordinated in support of USO Operations.
4th Annual JAA Golf Tournament
13th Annual USO Care Package Motorcycle Ride (Kissimmee FL)
13th Annual Jacksonville Marine Corps ½ Marathon & Freedom 5K
14th Annual Greater Jax Area USO Memorial Golf Tournament
FAMILY AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
5th Annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jax Zoo (4,000 people)
12th Annual USO Night at Adventure Landing (3,000 people)
60th Annual USO PAL Day in St. Augustine, Florida (2,500+ people) Attractions was free and the Elks Lodge provided 550 free meals.
Served 11,550 free No Dough Dinners to young military families.
Supported 7 Tiger Cruises hosting 350 family members.
5,000+ free concert tickets – 600+free movie tickets provided.
Distributed 13,900 discounted Jaguar tickets.
7,000 free tickets to Jaguar Military Appreciation Game
810 free Jaguar tickets for Honoring Our Troops Program.
1,260 free tickets to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball ($10,000 value).
400 free tickets to the Jacksonville Armada FC.