For 22 years, Jimmy Jordan has been a special part of the community. Though he has struggled throughout
his life with a mental handicap, the Port St. Lucie resident and Centennial High School graduate has been an active participant
in Special Olympics programs on the Treasure Coast and attended Indian River State College. Recently, on the heels of losing
his dad in a tragic car crash, Jordan was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. While undergoing his chemotherapy
treatments, Jordan’s mind is on bowling, swimming, NASCAR, and the Miami Dolphins.
On Wednesday, October 19th, a young man who doesn’t get a chance to be in the spotlight
very often, will have the night of his life as the Van Duzer Foundation hosts Game Night with Jimmy Jordan. Featuring bounce
houses, a rousing match of cornhole, music and entertainment, Game Night with Jimmy Jordan will help celebrate a very special
night for a very special young man. Wednesday, October 19th, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Van Duzer Foundation will
be hosting a benefit to help Jimmy Jordan and his family. As always with the Van Duzer Foundation, one hundred percent of
all sales at Big Apple Pizza, Fort Pierce, 2311 S. 35th Street, (right across from IRSC), will be donated to the
family. That includes food and beverage sales, all staff salaries, and tips. There will be door prizes, raffles, and a 50/50
drawing, plus entertainment, bounce houses from Chuck and Lori Entertainment, and a chance to help a member of our community.
The evening will be fun for the entire family, and it’s an easy way to help share a little love with a family going
through a really tough time.
Formed three years ago, the all-volunteer Van Duzer Foundation has raised more than $420,000
to help individuals and families in St. Lucie County who are struggling with financial and personal hardship brought about
by unforeseen crisis or tragedy. Recently, the foundation hosted One Day to Give, a 24 hour food drive which garnered 116,922
pounds of food for distribution through Mustard Seed Ministries and the Treasure Coast Food Bank.