5th Annual Michael D. Johnson 5K Walk/Run set for weekend - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

5th Annual Michael D. Johnson 5K Walk/Run set for weekend

Michael D. Johnson (Source: Facebook) Michael D. Johnson (Source: Facebook)
The 5th Annual Michael D. Johnson Memorial Foundation 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, in collaboration with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Entergy, and Jackson Public Schools .

The Michael D. Johnson Memorial Foundation will celebrate its 5th annual 5K walk/run in memory of Michael D. Johnson, who was killed on June 4, 2005 by a drunk driver.

The 5K walk/run will start at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Jackson at the WAR Memorial grounds. This year's repeat sponsors are: MADD, Entergy and JPS.

Organizers said they're excited to award another $1500 scholarship winner from JPS (for 2015) to add to the previous JPS winners. 

After the walk/run other events and activities are scheduled at the Michael D. Johnson Memorial Field (located off Lakeland Drive at Smith-Wills Stadium, where the scholarship presentation will culminate, followed by a softball game between walk/run participants. 

The walk/run is a main fundraising event, as ongoing financial support and participation is needed to support the scholarship program and bring continued awareness and growth to the foundation. 

Michael also was a JPS student athlete, playing baseball and basketball, at Murrah High School. Michael will be greatly missed but his legacy lives on through our memories, his family, his friends and his foundation.


For more information on the Michael D. Johnson Memorial Foundation, please visit our website: http://michaeldjohnsonfoundation.org & social media pages: facebook.com/mdjfoundation & twitter: @mdjfoundation

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