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Felix Jones a Game-Changer for Kids in Tulsa

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Felix Jones carries the ball after making a reception against the New Orleans Saints.

Cowboys’ running back Felix Jones was honored in a ceremony at his hometown Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday, for his ongoing support of the facility and the North Tulsa community it serves.

Jones donated $5,000 to the North Mabee Mustangs, a 5th grade football team in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma last year--a team based at the Salvation Army North Mabee Boys & Girls Club--so they could travel to the American Youth Football Championships, and has secured an additional $5,000 donation to the team through the NFL Player Match Youth Football Grant.

Further, Jones’ foundation will donate $25,000 to the Club for an ACT preparation program.

"I get a good feeling out of this because so many people helped me, and now I'm able to help other kids," he said, per the Tulsa World.

Jones, who grew up playing and practicing sports at the North Mabee Boys & Girls Club, was honored on Wednesday by the Mustangs, and given a replica helmet bearing the team logo and a team photo.

"My first sport was baseball," Jones recalls. "I can remember walking through this gym and just enjoying the people who were around. It's always been a great facility."

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