CROSBY – Jared Jamail of Crosby passed away in May 1999 at the age of 16, and for the last 21 years consecutively, his extended family has held a fund-raiser golf tournament in his honor to memory and raise scholarship money for his fellow Crosby ISD students.
According to his aunt, Pam Johnson, “Jared’s death was a sudden, devastating shock for his family and friends. We, his family, didn’t want Jared’s memory to be about his death, but about his life. The Jared Jamail Memorial Fund was established to celebrate his life by helping others. As a result, family and friends of Jared have been able to help others by providing scholarships to graduating Crosby High School students. For those of you who have helped us, a heartfelt thank you.
“Jared William Jamail was born May 25, 1983. Jared had a natural smile and loved to make people laugh. When he was out of fresh material, he would look up jokes on the internet, especially before going to visit his grandmother in the hospital. He would swell with pride when she taped them on the wall to share with the nurses and other visitors.
“He grew to have a kind heart, knobby knees, freckles on his arms and face and a cowlick on the front right side of his hair and in the back on his head, which only a Ruby’s Barber Shop cut could hide. He enjoyed two enchiladas, rice & beans from Peso’s and, if it wasn’t Mexican food, it was pork chops, fried okra and green beans, but only out of a can, nothing fresh.”
This year the tournament is to be held on October 5 at Stonebridge in Newport 16401 Country Club Drive. Tee time is 7:00 a.m. The tournament is open for both players and sponsors at this time.
Eagle Sponsors pay $750 and receive a 4 person team, lunch, cart, company banner displayed at the tournament, 3 hole sponsorship, 4 caps, advertisement in our program and on entry forms. Birdie Sponsorship is $500 and includes 4 person team, lunch, cart, 2 hole sponsorship, 4 caps, advertisement in our program and our entry forms. Par Sponsorship are $300 and includes 2 player fees, lunch, cart, 2 hole sponsorship, 2 caps, advertisement in our program and on our entry forms.
Complete information is available in the Jared Jamail Fundraiser web site.