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Jacksonville Jaycees Plan Memorial Fundraiser This Sunday For Pulse Nightclub Victim

Jacksonville Jaycees

One of the 49 people who died in the June 12 attack on Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub was a member of the Jacksonville Jaycees.

The organization will honor the memory of Darryl “DJ” Burt II with a memorial fundraiser Sunday in Riverside.

Jaycees Vice President Racquel Wood said the goal is to raise $10,000, some of which will go to Burt’s family.

“To help them cover unexpected expenses like travelling," she said. "And we’re doing a memorial for him here in Jacksonville at Willow Branch Park. So that will cover the bench, getting the plaque, installing it.”

The Daryl “DJ” Burt II family-friendly memorial fundraiser will be held at Dahlia’s Pour House, 2695 Post Street, from noon until 7:00 Sunday.

Wood said the Jaycees are asking for a $5 donation at the door. She said there’ll be games, a raffle, a bake sale and a silent auction to help them reach their goal.