06/03/2011 2:34 PM -

Jacksonville, Fla - The Jacksonville Sharks are proud to announce the launch of Chum's Champions, a new community initiative allowing underprivileged children the ability to see Jacksonville Sharks’ home games from the confines of Sea Best Field.

Chum's Champions are corporate partners and individuals that purchase blocks of tickets at discounted rates. The tickets are donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to aiding Jacksonville area youth.

"Chum's Champions is an amazing new program that gives companies the opportunity to give back to the community by sending kids to a Sharks’ game," commented Jeff Bouchy, Sharks’ managing partner. "This is a great way for Jacksonville's corporate community to support our underprivileged youth. Our partners are giving children a night at a Sharks’ game that they wouldn't otherwise have the ability to enjoy."

In addition to providing tickets for Jacksonville area children, Chum's Champions corporate partners will receive recognition for their company through the Jacksonville Sharks game programs as well as, the official website of the Jacksonville Sharks. Chum's Champion packages will allow at least 50 children to see a Sharks’ game. Packages start as low as $300 per game.

To become a Chum's Champion, contact Josh Bratovich at 904-621-0700 or email at [email protected]

About the Sharks:

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The first place Sharks - and reigning South Division Champions - are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks return to action Friday, June 3, 2011 in New Orleans against the VooDoo for the AFL Game of the Week. Catch all the action live on the NFL Network and 1010XL starting at 8:00pm EDT. The Sharks return to Sea Best Field Saturday, June 18, 2011 to host the Milwaukee Mustangs. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Single game tickets are available at the arena box office, or many ticketmaster outlets. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and Twitter @jaxsharks