EXCELLERATE was a one-of-a-kind police escorted ride where the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office shut down portions of I-295 for high-end cars to take a lap around the beltway in the name of charity. Before the ride, there was a pre-party at Malone’s Air Charter at Craig Municipal Airport where we all checked out all the hot cars before they hit the road, met the drivers and supported a great cause. John and the Law Offices of John Phillips were GOLD SPONSORS and were one of the first businesses on board. John even drove a Ferrari in the event.
It all benefited the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Jacksonville, which enriches the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs. Serving up to 1,000 children after school each day, from some of the most under-served neighborhoods in the city, PAL turns the prime time for juvenile crime into a safe learning time for young people to develop leadership skills from positive adult role models and greater respect for the law.