Sleepover at the Jaguars Stadium Surprises Guests With More Than They Could Have Dreamed

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The night before the first scrimmage, you would expect Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley to rest up for the big game. Instead, the coach co-hosted a sleepover for fifty special children at the Jaguars’ home stadium at EverBank Field sponsored by A Hope to Dream, a charitable program brought to life by Howard Fineman; the local owner of the three Jacksonville, FL Ashley Furniture HomeStores.

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“I cannot even begin to explain what a great feeling it is to see these children finally have a bed to call their own." – Howard Fineman, CEO of Ashley Furniture HomeStores Jacksonville.

The night before the first scrimmage, you would expect Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley to rest up for the big game. Instead, the coach co-hosted a sleepover for fifty special children at the Jaguars’ home stadium at EverBank Field. The inaugural event was sponsored by A Hope to Dream, a charitable program brought to life by Howard Fineman; the local owner of the three Jacksonville, FL Ashley Furniture HomeStores. A Hope to Dream provides free Ashley-Sleep mattress sets to children who do not have a bed in which to sleep. Fineman, Coach Bradley, and Bradley’s wife Michaela, surprised their fifty guests with a dance party featuring Jaxson de Ville and the ROAR cheerleaders and with the biggest surprise of all – the news that Saturday morning, the bed they slept in was delivered to their home.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore has now donated more than 5,000 Ashley-Sleep mattress sets to children in need nationally. The program launched locally in Jacksonville, FL in January 2011, and has grown to over 230 HomeStores throughout the nation.

“I cannot even begin to explain what a great feeling it is to see these children finally have a bed to call their own. The Sleepover was an amazing experience and has given us the chance to show how much of an impact we can make on the children of Jacksonville who are in need of something as simple, but as important, as a good night’s sleep.” – Howard Fineman, CEO of Ashley Furniture HomeStores Jacksonville.

Fineman adds that he is especially grateful for the HomeStores’ loyal customers who he says truly brought this dream to life because with every purchase of a mattress at a local Ashley Furniture HomeStore a portion of the proceeds goes towards providing free mattress sets to local children in need. “We are also very appreciative of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bradley family for helping us make an even bigger and more positive impact here on the First Coast.”

If you would like further information, video, or to set up an on-camera or off-camera interview with Ashley Furniture HomeStore or Gus and Michaela Bradley, please contact Mallory Wanek at 904-232-3001 ext. 409.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore is the #1 Name In Furniture, the #1 Sealy Store in Jacksonville, and the Official Furniture and Mattress Store of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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