Jams for Jacot benefit concert slated for teen

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Eagles will take flight this Friday with a great show and an even greater cause on their minds — music to help fund the recovery of Kingston teenager Aaron Jacot.

Jacot was severely injured in a motorcycle accident April 21 after his brakes locked up. He was thrown over the handlebars and was paralyzed from his chest down — but has the use of his hands. He will require extensive rehabilitation, and it won’t be easy or inexpensive.

To help lighten the financial burden and show the community’s support, a Jams for Jacot benefit concert will take place at the Poulsbo Eagles Aerie at 5:30 p.m. June 22, with all of the proceeds from the event going toward Jacot’s recovery.

“The goal is to raise as much funds as we can to help aid his recovery,” organizer Dawn Navarette said. “We are grateful that the Poulsbo Eagles club is willing to donate their facility for this concert. We want the community to come out and enjoy the music and the fun while we raise money for Aaron.”

The event is being put together by Navarette, her daughter Diondra, her son Ray and Sara Mathiesen.

Navarette said local bands including Ruxton Towers, Nectarines, Language of the Caveman as well as other area bands are scheduled to make an appearance at the concert. The bands are expected to play until 10 p.m.

Navarette said she hopes the community will turn out in droves for the concert.

“We’re hoping to get between 100 and 200 people at the Eagles Friday night. It would be great if even more people came,” she said. “Our goal is to raise $1,000. We’re charging $6 a person for entry into the concert.”

Navarette said Jacot will be able to attend the concert.

“I talked to him at graduation and he said he will be able to come to the concert for a little bit,” she said. “It will be great to have him there.”

— Kingston Community News Editor Rebecca Pirtle contributed to this report.

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