A Message from Mick Hoban

22 Jun 2016 10:01 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

Mick Hoban, Portland Timbers alum and team captain for the Friends of Jimmy Conway team at this year's Walk to End Alzheimers on September 11th, has a special request. If you know Jimmy, or have a Jimmy story to share, please see Mick's message below:

Dear friends of Jimmy Conway,

We invite you to share a 'testimonial' describing your connection and relationship with Jimmy. If you have anecdotes and, possibly, some pictures too, that would be wonderful.

Initially, we will ‘publish’ all testimonials on Jimmy’s Facebook page - Fans of Jimmy Conway. We will collect all ‘testimonials' and photos and publish them in a book of photos/quotes to be presented to Noeleen, some time shortly after the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ this September.

To get things started, here's mine:

Name: Mick Hoban

Connection: Former team-mate at the Portland Timbers


I have known Jimmy since he first arrived in Portland in 1978. He was a great footballer and team-mate and an outstanding coach who devoted his post-playing career in the US to the development of the sport.

What I remember most about Jimmy, apart from his great sense of humor, was his willingness to help new immigrants to the US. In many cases Jimmy was the first person to lend a helping hand by finding them work coaching soccer as many of them had coaching qualifications from their homelands. I know of individuals from Poland, Romania, Egypt, Mexico and the UK whom Jimmy helped.

As he did with his team-mates, including me, Jimmy always had time for others, always was there when help was needed. He was, and is, a true friend to many.

God Bless you Jimmy.


I’d appreciate it if you would send me your testimonial to the email listed below. Please use the same format I have: your name, your connection to Jimmy and your ‘Testimonial’. Please include any photographs you may have of Jimmy/Jimmy and yourself/Jimmy with others to accompany your testimonial. 

Keep it short, try and make it personal. Humor is welcome, because we know how much Jimmy likes a good laugh.

Best wishes,

Mick Hoban

Team Captain
Friends of Jimmy Conway
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Don't know Jimmy Conway? Read more about him in Stephanzy's excellent 2014 write-up prior to a work party. Want to do more to help? Sign up to walk and/or donate for the Friends of Jimmy Conway team. On behalf of Jimmy and his family, thank you.

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