JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several thousand people are expected to attend a memorial service for JT Townsend on Saturday.
Townsend died this week at 26 years old.
[Slideshow: Remembering JT Townsend
He started the JT Townsend Foundation after he was paralyzed from the neck down during a 2004 football game while playing for Episcopal High School.
Townsend graduated from UNF in April with a degree in sport management.
The memorial service is Saturday at the UNF Arena. A public viewing begins at 9 a.m. The service begins at 11 a.m.
Instead of flowers, Townsend's family is asking for donations to his foundation
to help other people with disabilities.