Jags surprise 5 boys with new beds

Ashley HomeStore's Hope to Dream program helped boys get new beds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five children have their own beds to sleep in and it was made possible by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ashley Furniture.

As part of Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program, Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley, Defensive Lineman Malik Jackson, and members of the ROAR helped deliver brand new beds to five boys of a local deserving family. The boys ages ranged from 5 to 12 years old.

Bradley surprised the boys with the furniture at their door.

“It's unbelievable, you talk about a touching moment when you can come in and impact a home like this,” Bradley said.

Coach Bradley and Jackson weren't just the bearers of gifts, they also they helped build the beds for the kids.

Rosalynn Folk, one of the boy's teachers nominated them for the Hope to Dream program.

I felt as though this family, they're the greatest little boys in the world. They do everything we ask them at the school, so I felt as though they could be nominated and I know their mom needed some help,” Folk said.

And with a house full of boys, their mom Kimberly Graham, agrees

“It should make them get along a little bit better and it'll help me out a whole lot,” said Graham.

Another part of the Hope to Dream program includes an annual sleepover at EverBank Field, after which the kids are able to take home the beds they sleep on.

There is not a date set for this year's sleepover.

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Emmy-nominated journalist Kristin Cason joined the News 6 team in June 2016.