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June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EverBank, Community PedsCare and the Jaguars partnered to create a memory of a lifetime for the Thompson family. Daniel, age 15, was a "Jaguar for a Day" and was a part of the team's last minicamp practice on
June 13, 2013.
A huge fan of the Jaguars, Daniel lives with spina bifida and Chiari malformation. He was admitted to the Community PedsCare program in 2012.
Last week, Daniel was awarded a team jersey and then spent time on the field with his parents, brother and sister. After a visit to the Jaguars' new locker room, Daniel headed off to attend practice. At the minicamp, Daniel discussed the game plan with Jaguars general manager
David Caldwell, head coach
Gus Bradley and the entire Jaguars team, and then watched the team run through their practice.
"EverBank and Community PedsCare have enjoyed a great partnership over the past few years," said
Curt Cunkle, EverBank's president of
North Florida banking. "Daniel is such an inspiration to us and we are honored to be a part of his special day with the team."
When asked about being a Jaguar for a Day, Daniel smiled wide and said, "I am speechless."
About EverBank Financial Corp
EverBank Financial Corp, through its wholly owned subsidiary EverBank, provides a diverse range of financial products and services directly to clients nationwide through multiple business channels. Headquartered in
Jacksonville, Florida, EverBank had
$18.3 billion in assets and
$13.7 billion in deposits as of
March 31, 2013. With an emphasis on value, innovation and service, EverBank offers a broad selection of banking, lending and investing products to consumers and businesses. EverBank provides services to clients through websites, over the phone, through the mail, at its
Florida-based Financial Centers and at other business offices throughout the country. More information on EverBank can be found at
About Community PedsCare
Established in 2000, Community PedsCare® is a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children's Hospital, Nemours Children's Clinic and the University of Florida–Jacksonville, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care to more than 150 children and their families each day in
St. Johns counties. American Hospital Association awarded Community Hospice a 2012 Circle of Life Citation of Honor for its innovative, community-focused and family-centric program.