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"Jimmy Jam" honoring former Lincoln High School coach Jimmy Everett

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 06:21:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The memory of former Lincoln High School coach Jimmy Everett will be alive and well this weekend during Jimmy Jam III.

Everett, a Tallahassee native and longtime teacher and coach at Lincoln High School, passed away in 2011 from ALS.

The fight against ALS, or Lou Gerhig's Disease, has been growing recently with millions taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

This weekend, family, friends and supporters are hosting the third Jimmy Jam event. Everett himself was around to see the first two events, but this year his memory and life story will be shared by those who knew him best.

Jimmy Jam features an array of activities including live music, food and a dunk tank.

Funds are being raised to provide scholarships to students at Leon County area high schools. Lincoln High School has previously renamed the track after Jimmy Everett.

Greg Tish, friend of Everett and co-organizer of Jimmy Jam III, appeared Friday on WTXL Sunrise to talk about the impact Everett had on the lives of his friends, family and students.

Just before his death, Emory University featured Everett in an extended video about the cause and treatment of ALS.

Jimmy Jam III is taking place Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at Krewe de Gras, located at 1304 North Monroe Street. To learn more about Jimmy Jam you may visit their Facebook page.