Jaguars legend Tony Boselli to receive ‘Rock of the Community Award’


Jacksonville Jaguars legend Tony Boselli will receive the 2023 “Rock of the Community Award” at the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach’s annual Mineral City Celebration charity gala.

Boselli, a 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, will be honored for his devotion to the First Coast and his philanthropic efforts through The Boselli Foundation, which provides educational support and professional development for local youth and teachers.

“Tony Boselli is a true champion for local kids and families,” noted Dr. Ronald “Doc” Renuart, president of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach. “From fellowships for local teachers and afterschool programming for at-risk youth to mentoring in detention centers, The Boselli Foundation is helping First Coast kids succeed at home, at school and in the community.”

The first draft pick in Jacksonville Jaguars franchise history, Boselli was a four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection. He was twice named NFL Lineman of the Year and was named to the All NFL Team in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In 2022, he became the first Jacksonville Jaguars player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Since retiring from football, Boselli has become an accomplished businessman, owning several corporations while sitting on several nonprofit boards. He and his wife, Angi, live in Ponte Vedra Beach with their five children.                                          

“The Rotary Club created the Rock of the Community Award to recognize individuals who dedicate themselves to making a positive impact on Ponte Vedra Beach and the First Coast,” Renuart said. “Both on and off the field, Tony Boselli is amply deserving of this honor.”

To be held May 13 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, the Mineral City Celebration is the signature annual fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach. Proceeds from the event have benefited more than two dozen local nonprofit organizations and charities, including the Beaches Dial-a-Ride program, Mission House, BEAM, HEAL, the Council on Aging and more.

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