“At the heart of everything we do is that pride. The pride for the Jaguars and the pride for Jacksonville,” said John Caputo, president of the Bold City Brigade.
More than 100 supporters showed up to attend the Bold City Brigade’s community event to benefit The Boselli Foundation June 1 at Intuition Ale Works. The Bold City Brigade, a local nonprofit dedicated to building the Jacksonville Jaguars fan base, hosted the event to donate money to The Boselli Foundation, founded by former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli.
Caputo, along with a small group of people, started the Bold City Brigade to promote excitement for the Jacksonville Jaguars and support the community of Jacksonville.
“First and foremost we wanted to do a charity event, period. It was really important for us when we started the group. We always wanted to have a charitable arm of the organization, and with that we chose an organization that was locally rooted and that people knew about,” Caputo said.
The Boselli Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged youth with after school learning programs through Angi and Tony Boselli's Youth Life Learning Centers. Established in 2007, The Boselli Foundation now has two youth centers set up in the Northside of Jacksonville.
With this community event, the Bold City Brigade estimates about $7,000 to be donated to The Boselli Foundation.