The Jason and Jessie Jam is a yearly event started in 2007 and held in Hillsborough, NC. It's purpose is to raise funds to endow academic scholarships awarded to seniors at Orange High School as well as sending underprivileged children to New Hope summer camps, and also to endow a scholarship at Florida State University for a graduate student in the Sports Medicine Program. These scholarships were set up in memory of our children, Jason and Jessica Evans, who were tragically killed in a car accident on August 20, 2006. Jason was 19, a 2005 graduate of Orange High and a sophomore at Florida State University. Jessica was 14 and a Freshman at Orange High and on the volleyball team.
The Jam is a time for family and friends to come together in memory of Jason and Jessica. It includes fabulous food, live music, and silent auction. There are plenty of free drawings and door prizes to boot! The food is provided by "Thrills From the Grill" and the music by our own local band "Good Rockin' Sam". Items in the silent auction include sporting event tickets, local art work, and vacation get -a- ways. Make sure you get your tickets in advance and join us in a good cause which benefits Orange High School graduates, the local children of Orange Co., and students at Florida State in the Sports Medicine proram, where Jason was a student.
See the Jam albums or Photo Gallery (left) for pictures. Last year's Jam was a huge success. Because of generous donors, we were again able to raise close to $16,000 to add to our 2 endowments. Make sure you return to this website often to view pictures from past events and look for details for next year's Jam, which will always be the last Sat. in July.
See details below and a website link is below for the Triangle Community Foundation which holds these scholarship funds. Donations can be made at any time through this link. In the search box enter Jason and Jessie Evans and one fund will come up, donations must be made to this fund only. If you have trouble please call the Foundation directly to donate.
Location: The Big Barn Convention Center, Hillsborough, NC
Date: July30th, 2016
Time: 5-9 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance adults, $10 6-12 yrs, 5 and under free, $25 at the door
For tickets Please call 919-563-1063
Donations/Checks made to "Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Fund"
(Donations can be made at any time directly to the Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Fund at Triangle Community Foundation's website (link below, scroll down to the donation form section, select "choose fund", search for Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Fund, click on arrow and choose our fund)