By registering to walk as part of the Timbers Army team for $19.78 (the year Jimmy joined the Timbers), you are not only supporting the Friends of Jimmy Conway's fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer's Association, you are also receiving a team-specific t-shirt (art pictured below). The walk is on September 13 at Portland International Raceway.
More about Jimmy Conway and the Friends of Jimmy Conway
Jimmy Conway is one of five members of the Timbers Ring of Honor. He was inducted for his 30 years of dedicated service to soccer in the Pacific Northwest.
His career started in Dublin, Ireland, and he became a distinguished player for Fulham FC, Manchester City, Portland Timbers, and the Republic of Ireland. After finishing his professional career, he joined a local amateur team, St Pat’s, which became Pierre’s SC, and played with distinction in the Oregon Adult Soccer Association.
His distinguished career in coaching included spells with Pacific University, Oregon State University, Portland Timbers, and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association, where he spent more than 28 years as state coach.
Few people have had such a positive effect on soccer in the Pacific Northwest, and odds are if you are involved with the game in any way, Jimmy contributed to the development of the organization you are a part of.
In late 2009, Jimmy was diagnosed with trauma-induced dementia, and since then has suffered the consequences of this deadly disease. He is currently hospitalized for treatment of his condition.
Each year since 2010, family and friends have joined together at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and donations in Jimmy’s name (Friends of Jimmy Conway), to show our respect and gratitude for his selfless devotion to the sport of soccer, and to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Please join Jimmy’s wife, Noeleen, and friends in the soccer community on Sunday, September 13th, at P.I.R. to show our respect and gratitude for Jimmy’s contribution to soccer and to raise money to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
To register, click here.
Have questions about the Walk to End Alzheimer's: Friends of Jimmy Conway, Timbers Army Team? Contact 107 Independent Supporters Trust.