08/16/2011 8:44 PM -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- In just two short years, the Jacksonville Sharks won ArenaBowl XXIV out in the desert. Now it is time to celebrate. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is proclaiming this Thursday, August 18, 2011 Jacksonville Sharks Day and is encouraging everyone to wear red to celebrate this momentous occassion.

“We are so proud of this organization and what we have been able to accomplish in such a short time. We are extremely lucky to have Head Coach Les Moss lead our team. We knew we would win a title, but honestly, it is very difficult to win the Arena Bowl any year, let alone in our second year of existence. It is such a tremendous accomplishment and we are so excited to share this with our fans and corporate partners this Thursday night. It is going to be crazy and I am sure, very emotional,” stated Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy.

After a team presentation by Mayor Brown at 5pm, a parade featuring Sharks players, the Attack Dance Team, the Jr. Attack Dance Team, Sea Best, a marching band, JSO’s mounted and motorcycle units, an antique fire truck and much more will commence at 5:35pm. The parade will go directly down Hogan Street and everyone will gather at the stage in the courtyard at The Jacksonville Landing. The Landing will feature drink specials as well as live entertainment throughout the evening.

Once at The Jacksonville Landing, fans will get to hear from their ArenaBowl XXIV Champions, including Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy, Head Coach Les Moss, quarterback Aaron Garcia, wide receiver Jeron Harvey and many other players.

The evening will continue with an ArenaBowl XXIV jersey auction to benefit the Duval County Athletic Foundation and then conclude with a replay of ArenaBowl XXIV. ArenaBowl XXIV Championship merchandise, featuring two new styles of Championship tees and Championship caps worn exclusively by the players will be available at the event.  ArenaBowl XXIV Championship merchandise directly from the Championship game in Arizona will also be available.  

About the Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-back South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season tickets for the 2012 season are now available, two tickets as low as $135. To reserve your season tickets or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and Twitter @jaxsharks and the Attack Dance Team at