11-Year-Old Joins Jacksonville University Dolphins Roster Through Team IMPACT “Draft Day” Ceremony

11-Year-Old Joins Jacksonville University Dolphins Roster Through Team IMPACT “Draft Day” Ceremony

WHAT:                
Boston-headquartered national nonprofit Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses through the power of team, along with Jacksonville University Women's Soccer, will hold a special Draft Day celebration for 11-year-old Savannah Dockins of Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, September 6 at the Southern Oak Soccer Stadium. Savannah was diagnosed in 2006 with Williams Syndrome.

Through Team IMPACT's program at Division I Jacksonville University, the top recruit will become an official member of the Women's Soccer team. As a team member, Savannah will attend Dolphins practices, games, team dinners, events, and more.

Draft Day Media Moments:

  • Savannah signing an official Letter of Intent 
  • Special remarks by Head Coach, Laura Kane
  • Savannah to be announced as a part of the starting line-up at game following Draft Day

 
WHO:
Top 2018 Recruit, Savannah Dockins, of Jacksonville, University
Jacksonville University Women's Soccer Head Coach, Laura Kane
Jacksonville University 2018 Women's Soccer Team

Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, MA that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched nearly 1,600 children with more than 500 colleges and universities in 48 states, reaching over 50,000 participating student-athletes. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child's support team. Throughout the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie and support while the student-athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency and perspective they can't learn in a classroom.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:30pm (4:15pm suggested arrival)

WHERE:
Southern Oak Stadium
2800 University Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32211

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACTS:
Matt Moretti, Associate Athletics Director for Athletics Communications
mmoretti@ju.edu / 904-256-7351

Team IMPACT MARKETING CONTACTS:
Shelby Carney, Team IMPACT Marketing & Communications Coordinator
scarney@goteamimpact.org /978-835-8538  

Mary Callaghan, Team IMPACT Director of Marketing & Communications
mcallaghan@goteamimpact.org/401-580-5370

 

Team IMPACT has more than 1,000 teams waiting to be matched with children, ages 5-16, who have been diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness and who could benefit from becoming a member of the team. If you know a child who may be interested, visit www.goteamimpact.org for more information.