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.