Jaguars fans get Trevor Lawrence a wedding gift, charity donation

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Trevor Lawrence may not be a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the fan base from treating him like he’s already a part of the club.

Lawrence, the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NFL Draft, got married over the weekend and a collection of Jaguars fans ponied up for a gift.

Via Kassidy Hill of Jaguar Report, the group, spearheaded by Eric Dillard, banded together to get a tech-heavy toaster that was listed on the couple’s wedding registry. The cost of the toaster was $300.

“When I first posted it, it was a joke but I absolutely thought we’d get the $300…I’ve helped kick-start a few crowd funding type events this year with a book drive in January and donating to help restore the old Stanton Building in downtown Jacksonville in February so getting the $300 always seemed realistic,” Dillard said.

However, the efforts to get the Lawrences a toaster then became much more. The donations roared past the $300 mark and into the thousands.

“I quickly jumped back on Twitter, opened a poll with the idea of donating the rest after purchasing the toaster and maybe the vacuum,” Dillard said. “I thought it was important to float the idea first because I had already collected $2,250 at this point and wanted people to be okay with where their money was going. I believe the poll ended around 87% in favor of donating the rest to charity.

The extra money raised from the fundraising effort will eventually go to a charity of Lawrence’s choice.

“Friday was really a great day on Twitter. Sense of community was at an all-time high,” Dillard said. “But like I said earlier, for as exciting and incredible as it is – when you step back it’s not surprising. This community loves to give. Add in the Jaguars and things will always get weird.”

7 responses to “Jaguars fans get Trevor Lawrence a wedding gift, charity donation

  1. Skins fans bought RGIII and his wife gifts off their wedding registry back in 2012. Hope it turns out better this time around.

  2. I would chip in to buy him a present, but I’ll save my money and wait until J-Lo & A-Rod get married.
    I like to be selective about what millionaires I buy wedding presents for.

  3. Great that the leftover money going to charity but I would never pony up to buy a soon to be millionaire a gift.

  4. What does Emily post say if he’s a bust? Should he return the toaster, crumbs and all?

  5. Wait…Jags fan purchased them a toaster?!?!? Seriously?

    Also, why did they have a registry, knowing they are about to become very wealthy. Shouldn’t they have asked for donations to a charity that means something to them???

    Dumb story all together.

  6. I don’t understand all the snarky comments. Jealousy?? I don’t know. As far as I can see, the Lawrences had a gift registry. Just like any other couple getting married. They didn’t ASK for the gift from the fans!! This fan decided to crowdsource a gift and people voluntarily donated. The remainder of the money is going to charity. Personally, I think it’s a sweet welcome gesture and should be treated as such.

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