Now, friends of Jackson are establishing a memorial scholarship fund in his honor to ensure that the former coach's love and support of local athletes continues for many years to come.
"This week we have lost a dear friend," wrote Rick Hawk. "There are so many of us have been touched by knowing Dave Jackson and we will all miss him dearly. It is in times like this that we feel the need to do something but we are unsure of what we can do. It is for that reason that myself, Jay Seletsky and John Haas have set up a memorial scholarship fund in Dave's Honor."
The scholarship will be open to student athletes from Cardinal Mooney, L'Anse Creuse High School, L'Anse Creuse High School North and Richmond High School. Students can apply for the scholarship yearly.
Donations to the memorial fund can be made in the following ways:
- Account at Fifth Third Bank, 47000 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield. The contact for the account is Mike Henry, who can be reached at 586-598-3001 for questions.
- Dropped off at Cardinal Mooney HS c/o Kathy Meyers, LCHS c/o John Haas, LCN c/o Jay Seletsky, Richmond Middle School c/o Keith Bartels
- Mailed to L'Anse Creuse North HS, Attn: Jackson Memorial Fund, 23700 21 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI 48042