NFL quarterback Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars served first responders to the mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing this past weekend. In partnership with his own foundation, the football player provided meals for everyone on scene.
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles and his foundation are providing meals for first responders working at Jacksonville Landing. Bortles wrote a note to first responders in JAX. He paid for meals for everyone on scene at Jacksonville Landing. pic.twitter.com/qwIwfLj87d
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2018
In collaboration with #MambosCubanCafe we invite all first responders to come to 501 E Bay St for a hot meal today. Food will be available at 1:30pm & again for a 2nd shift at 5:00pm. Thank you to all for your service to our wonderful city! #TheLandingMassShooting #Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/Kbiiuseuwj
— Blake Bortles Foundation (@BB5Foundation) August 27, 2018
The shooting, which took place at a video game tournament, left three dead (including the shooter) and 11 injured. Among the first responders were firefighters from the nearby Jacksonville station. They were in the area for a training exercise when they noticed people running from the mall and acted.