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Memorial for JT Townsend at UNF Saturday

Reported by: Sam Turley
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Updated: 6/07/2013 6:07 pm
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.
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