Jags Kickoff Rally!


Join the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Jaguars Foundation for an adult pep rally on Thursday, September 5th. This unique kickoff to the Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 season will get you ready for football!

Guests will enjoy:
    Open Bar with Adult beverages from Anheuser-Busch, Bold City Brewery, Intuition Ale Works, Carve Vodka, and more
    Southern BBQ by the Zoo's Catering in the Wild
    Bidding on silent auction items from the Zoo and the Jacksonville Jaguars
    Meeting mascots, special guests, and cheerleaders
    Animal encounters
    Seeing the Zoo’s exotic residents including jaguars
    Exploring the new African Forest habitat at night
    Listening to live music in the award-winning Range of the Jaguar


The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is proud to support research on jaguar populations in three areas of the North Rupununi Region of Guyana. The research, conducted by Dr. Matt Hallett from the University of Florida, will aid the development of wildlife protected area legislation. The Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit engages and employs members of the local community by setting camera trap programs, education fellow community members, and improving human and animal relations. This coalition of researchers is working to increase the understanding and management of Guyana’s more iconic species. 

All funds raised from the event will benefit the care and feeding of the animals, botanical gardens, educational programs, and conservation initiatives at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and will also benefit the Jaguars Foundation, which supports programs benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth, families, and other NFL and team charitable initiatives. Get your pom pom’s and join us on Thursday, September 5th for the Kickoff Rally at the Zoo!

Limited Edition t-shirts are also available for sale. All funds raised from the sale of these shirts will directly benefit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.