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The family & friends of Jimmy "JUMBO" Porter are creating a non-profit scholarship fund in his name; supported solely through donations.

On August 1st, 2012 GOD called home our only Son Jimmy "JUMBO" Porter. Our family has been devastated by such a sudden & monumental loss. Jumbo touched MANY people in his very short time with us as can be witnessed through testimonials from family, friends, classmates & school faculty alike. Jumbo was to be a Sophomore at Joliet West High School this fall & was also preparing for his sophomore season with the Joliet Jaguars Midget Hockey Team. While he was an EXTREMELY happy boy who's primary wish was to bring laughter & joy to all of those around him his TRUE PASSION was for hockey & his BELOVED Joliet Jaguars. Jumbo was blessed through this game & this team to have traveled to many rinks local & otherwise garnering sights, visions & experiences far beyond I ever imagined for him. Just this past season he was fortunate enough be part of a team that was recognized by the City of Joliet for its 2nd place finish at the International Silver Sticks Tournament in Pelham, Ontario – Canada. This was his second opportunity to do so in just 3 years. He was able to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Niagara Falls & to sit side by side with the “Golden Jet” Bobby Hull. He has stood at center ice of the United Center through the National Anthem while waiting to play his first game on the same ice as his beloved Blackhawk’s. While the final horn has sounded for my favorite hockey player I urge you to please allow a less fortunate child to lace up his skates for the first time & live a dream that makes a parents heart warm… matter how cold the rink. We are now accepting donations in his name in an effort to help families who would not, under normal circumstances, be able to provide their child with such a great opportunity to experience the joy Jumbo brought us through his passion for hockey. Please help us to keep his name ringing through the rafters at Inwood Ice Arena as we begin to establish a Memorial Fund in his name. Thank you for your time & consideration. "JUMBO'S" Dad; Gordon "Max" Porter If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so payable to the Joliet Jaguars Hockey Club with Jimmy Porter Benefit in the "memo" space and mail to "Jaguar Hockey" 3000 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60435. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: Gordon "Max" Porter @ (815) 463-9944

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