Honor Jackson to Speak at Marin City’s Father’s Day Breakfast

Honor Jackson

Honor Jackson

The Marin City Fatherhood Council is presenting a Father’s Day Breakfast, “Leaving A Legacy,” Saturday, June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The breakfast will take place at the Hannah Gallery, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at 170 Donahue St. in Marin City.

Men, young men and boys in Marin City are invited to the breakfast.

The guest speaker will be Honor Jackson, executive Director of “Top of the Fence,” a non-profit after school mentoring program for at-risk youth based in Santa Rosa.

Jackson emphasizes the importance of sports, particularly football in teaching youth life skills including respect, responsibility, goal setting, self-control, teamwork, and perseverance.

The “Top of the Fence” program works to instill in youth an understanding of the importance of education. The program works with youth who are doing poorly in school, who are involved in gangs, and who have problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

Jackson is president of the Northern California Chapter of National Football League’s Retired Players Association.

Born in1948 in New Orleans, he grew up in Marin City, graduating from Tamalpais High School where he played football.

Jackson was a star football player at the College of Marin from 1967 to 1968. In 2011, he was honored at the college’s second annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner for his for outstanding contributions to sports at the college, as well as the contributions he made to his community.

After graduating from the College of Marin, he attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, playing for the Pacific Tigers. He earned a degree in Sociology.

Jackson was inducted into the University of the Pacific’s Athletes Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1971. He was traded and played for the New England Patriots as a defensive back from 1972 to 1973 and for the New York Giants from 1973 to 1974.

He now lives in Rohnert Park with his wife Monique. The couple has four children.

The Community Partners include First Missionary Baptist Church, Peoples Inter Cities Fellowship Church, Marin Sheriff’s Department, Hannah Project, and the Marin City Community Development Corporation, Marin City Community Services District, Phoenix Project of Marin, Bridge the Gap College Prep.

For more information, call (415) 332-2826 or fmbc1944@yahoo.com

 

 

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