Ability360 Heat Looking to Continue Wheelchair Rugby Dynasty

The Ability360 Heat have built a dynasty in the desert.

The wheelchair rugby team has placed in the top five in the nation in 19 of the team’s 20 seasons. They have also won three of the last four national titles.

With multiple past and current Paralympians, and a star of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Murderball”, on the roster and a state of the art facility to train in at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, the Heat are looking to take home another national title starting on April 19th in Phoenix.

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Former Hamilton Football Player Inspires others to Live Actively

Former Hamilton Football Player Inspires others to Live Actively

Article by Michelle Guerrero of Chandler Lifestyle.  Joe Jackson was a 16-year-old Hamilton football player when his life was forever changed. During a November game in 2005, Jackson was playing defense and ran to the other side of the field to make a tackle. The next thing he knew, he was on the ground. He tried to get up, but he couldn’t. His coaches told him it would be alright.

http://www.chandlerlifestyle.com/2018/01/02/never-give-up/

 

Joe and Ernie: Reaching for the Top

A story about Joe Jackson and Ernie Chun, two players on the Ability360 Heat Wheelchair Rugby team. Both are aiming for a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games, a challenge neither originally planned on. You can watch Joe and Ernie, and the 360Heat, April 19-21 as they compete in the USQRA Nationals at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center.

4th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Joe Jackson Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 13007 Chandler, AZ  85248-2479
www.joejacksonfoundation.org
Phone: 1-800-480-0851
Info@joejacksonfoundation.org

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Contact: Todd Jackson
Office: 1.800.480.0851

Charity Golf Tournament to Bring Awareness to Spinal Cord Injuries

Chandler, AZ, August 10th, 2017 – The Joe Jackson Foundation (JJF) will be hosting its Fourth Annual JJF Charity Classic Golf Tournament at Ocotillo Golf Resort on, Friday, September 29th, 2017 Plat starts at 1:00 pm.  All golfers are welcomed and must register by September 19th online or via mail.  The day of tournament registration starts at 11:30 am and tee time at 1:00 pm. The proceeds will benefit the Joe Jackson Foundation Programs by providing grants to children and athletes (26 and under) with spinal cord injuries.  Come out and play individually or as a team. Immediately following the tournament, specialty and place awards will be given along with food, raffle drawings and silent auction.  For more information, including golfer registration or to become a sponsor, please visit http://www.joejacksonfoundation.org or contact Joe Jackson at 480-205-3163.

 

Joe Jackson injured his spinal cord during a high school football practice. He worked aggressively on his rehabilitation and maintains a full and active lifestyle.  Joe decided to create the JJF Charity Golf Classic as a way to help raise funds for the programs provided by JJF.  The grants cover the following programs:

 

  • Driving is Freedom Program – provides funding for driving equipment and lessons,
  • Discovering Scuba Program – provides adaptive scuba diving assistance and access to scuba dive equipment and activities,
  • Adaptive sports and recreational equipment – provides items such as sport wheelchairs for basketball and tennis, hand bikes for cyclists, sleds for ice hockey and sit-skis for water and downhill skiing.

 

Joe states, “I’m excited for the tournament to be put on so the Joe Jackson Foundation can raise money and provide sports equipment enabling people living with spinal cord injuries to live an active lifestyle.”

JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION 3RD ANNUAL GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION 3RD ANNUAL GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

The Joe Jackson Foundation will be holding its third annual charity golf classic fundraiser at the Ocotillo Golf Resort on Friday, September 30, 2016. Come out and play individually or as a team. Immediately following the tournament, specialty and place awards will be given as well as a: luncheon, raffle drawing and silent auction. Popular silent auction item available to bid on include: vacation packages to Antigua or St. Lucia, Disneyland tickets, and tickets to the 2016 Cactus Bowl and pre-game party.

We have several sponsorships to choose from such as: Platinum ($3000), Gold ($2000), Silver ($1000) or Bronze ($600). These sponsorships benefits include: free day of play and golf balls for a select number of golfers, a printed golf hole tee box sign, ability to add promotional inserts into golfers’ goody bags and recognition on the Joe Jackson Foundation website. You may also want to sponsor a hole, for any company; person or occasion, which includes a printed golf hole tee box sign.
Please come out to support Joe’s mission to improve the quality of life of children, with spinal cord injuries, and their families while also having fun playing golf. Registration is $80 per golfer. We hope to see you there.

When: Friday, September 30, 2015
11:30am – Registration
1:00pm – Shotgun Tournament

Where: Ocotillo Golf Resort
3751 South Clubhouse Drive
Chandler, Arizona 85248

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JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION 2ND ANNUAL GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION 2ND ANNUAL GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

The Joe Jackson Foundation will be holding its third annual charity golf classic fundraiser at the Ocotillo Golf Resort on Friday, September 30, 2015. Come out and play individually or as a team. Immediately following the tournament, specialty and place awards will be given as well as a: luncheon, raffle drawing and silent auction. Popular silent auction item available to bid on include: vacation packages to Antigua or St. Lucia, Disneyland tickets, and tickets to the 2015 Cactus Bowl and pre-game party.

We have several sponsorships to choose from such as: Platinum ($3000), Gold ($2000), Silver ($1000) or Bronze ($600). These sponsorships benefits include: free day of play and golf balls for a select number of golfers, a printed golf hole tee box sign, ability to add promotional inserts into golfers’ goody bags and recognition on the Joe Jackson Foundation website. You may also want to sponsor a hole, for any company; person or occasion, which includes a printed golf hole tee box sign.
Please come out to support Joe’s mission to improve the quality of life of children, with spinal cord injuries, and their families while also having fun playing golf. Registration is $80 per golfer. We hope to see you there.

When: Friday, September 30, 2015
11:30am – Registration
1:00pm – Shotgun Tournament

Where: Ocotillo Golf Resort
3751 South Clubhouse Drive
Chandler, Arizona 85248

(map)

[Download brochure]

THE JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION DONATES ITS 2ND RUGBY WHEELCHAIR

THE JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION DONATES ITS 2ND RUGBY WHEELCHAIR

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On Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9:30 am.  The Joe Jackson Foundation will award Jarrett Dreyer a rugby sport wheelchair made by Vesco Metal Craft (VMC) during a Phoenix Heat rugby practice held at Broadway Recreation Center, which is operated by Mesa Association of Sports for the Disable in Mesa, Arizona.  Dryer of New York, attends the University of Arizona and plays on the University of Arizona Wheelchair Rugby Team was injured during a snow sledding accident.

The mission of the Joe Jackson Foundation Individual Grant Program is to support children (21 and younger) and their families in providing adaptive equipment post-injury. The Joe Jackson Foundation’s Individual Grants provide funding for adaptive equipment, some sports and recreational equipment necessary to allow those living with paralysis to continue on living their dreams and accomplishing their goals.

About the Joe Jackson Foundation

The Joe Jackson Foundation was established on October 26, 2006 to help spinal cord injury survivors and inspire children to continue to strive for their goals.  Inspired by Joe’s own story, the foundation created by his calling to primarily help inspire individuals disabled by SCI to continue living actively because there’s much to overcome despite the challenges they face and to fund future opportunities for Joe’s quest to walk again.

Joe Jackson, a former Hamilton High School football player was injured during football practice in November 2005

THE JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION DONATES ITS 1ST RUGBY WHEELCHAIR

THE JOE JACKSON FOUNDATION DONATES ITS 1ST RUGBY WHEELCHAIR

News Release- For Immediate Release


On Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm, The Joe Jackson Foundation will award Andrew Donnellan a rugby sport wheelchair during Arizona Outcast Desert Dual III Wheelchair rugby tournament held at Broadway Recreation Center, which is operated by Mesa Association of Sports for the Disable in Mesa, Arizona.  Donnellan of Tucson, Arizona was injured during a gymnastics tumbling accident.

The mission of the Joe Jackson Foundation Individual Grant Program is to support children and their families in providing adaptive equipment post-injury. The Joe Jackson Foundation’s Individual Grants provide funding for adaptive equipment, some sports and recreational equipment necessary to allow those living with paralysis to continue on living their dreams and accomplishing their goals.

About the Joe Jackson Foundation

The Joe Jackson Foundation was established on October 26, 2006 to help spinal cord injury survivors and inspire children to continue to strive for their goals.  Inspired by Joe’s own story, the foundation created by his calling to primarily help inspire individuals disabled by SCI to continue living actively because there’s much to overcome despite the challenges they face and to fund future opportunities for Joe’s quest to walk again.

Joe Jackson, a former Hamilton High School football player was injured during football practice in November 2005.