Fundraising event planned for Lawrence man hurt in skydiving accident

By Meagan Thomas

Friends and family of Lawrence resident Jason Purinton, who was seriously injured in a skydiving accident on Labor Day weekend, are hosting a fundraiser to help pay for his medical and personal expenses.

Purinton broke a vertebra in his neck in three places, and although he is not paralyzed, he’s in pain and not sure when he will return to work.

The event is set for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at The Eagles Club, 1803 W. Sixth St. It will include a silent auction, a raffle, a cash bar and live music by Sierra Band.

The cost — $20 for adults and $5 for children — includes food provided by Taco John’s, soft drinks, water and entertainment. All proceeds will go to the Jason Purinton Relief Fund.

Anyone wanting to contribute to the fund can do so at any US Bank location or mail a donation to Jason Purinton Relief Fund, US Bank, P.O. Box 428, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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