Jacksonville, Fl (August 13, 2018) – The 2018 season marks number five for “BB5” and so far, a summer filled with giving back and rigorous training on and off the field seems to be paying off. When Blake Bortles “BB5” was drafted to the Jacksonville Jaguars, he knew he wanted to use the fortunate means of his quarterback career as a platform for giving back.
Momentum Transportation, an independent Landstar agency, has been supportive of Blake and his philanthropic endeavors since day one of resurrecting the Blake Bortles Foundation (BBF) back in 2016. In the 2017 season Momentum’s partnership with BBF raised $24,000 after a monumental season, paving the way into this year’s upcoming games. The two groups will continue the partnership through the 2018 season, to which Momentum Transportation will donate $1,000 to the Blake Bortles Foundation for every touchdown scored by Bortles this season. Momentum’s donation will continue to assist BBF in helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as well as support first responders in the Jacksonville community.
“Long before I was drafted into the NFL, I knew if I ever had the financial means to do so, I wanted to help others in our community and recognize our first responders for their selfless and brave service,” Bortles said. “Momentum Transportation has been a great partner for the foundation and helping us to achieve our goals. I’m looking forward to this season as we continue to make a difference on and off the field.” Bortles added.
Last season, Momentum Transportation company president and CEO Brian Putzke, wanted to increase his company’s involvement and potential donation in 2017, adding touchdowns scored at away games to his agreement with BBF. For the 2018 season, all touchdowns scored by Blake Bortles through the air and on the ground, for home and away games (including preseason, regular season and postseason) will be included in Momentum’s generous donation to Bortles’ Foundation.
“Momentum Transportation is excited about extending our support of the Blake Bortles Foundation into the 2018 season, and continuing our partnership with Blake,” said Putzke. “Our hope this year is we can far surpass the funds donated in the 2017 season! The work that Blake does with his foundation in our community is very important and goes a long way in making a difference. Keep the Momentum Going!”
The Jacksonville Jaguars next preseason game is Saturday, August 18 in Minnesota against the Minnesota Vikings.
About Momentum Transportation: Momentum Transportation is an independent Landstar Agency providing cost-effective, customized transportation solutionsand supply chain logistics, domestically and internationally. Domestic transportation servicesinclude truckload and LTL cargo, intermodal and multimodal, heavy or specialized hauling, warehousing, and expedited services by ground or air. To meet your international cargo needs, we provide air and ocean cargo services. For more information, please visit www.landstar-agent.com.
About the Blake Bortles Foundation:Guided by powerful and moving interactions and experiences in his life thus far, Bortles established the Blake Bortles Foundation to assist two specific areas of need: children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their pursuit of full, independent lives, and providing support to first responders, with the goal of improving their ability to safely carry out their vital lifesaving work. For more information, please visit www.blakebortlesfoundation.com.