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Jack Buckham left a legacy

The Jack Buckham’s Legacy
Jack Buckham’s

Strength and compassion were defining aspects of Jack Buckham’s character in life and continue to be part of his legacy through a special fund established by his children, Aaron and Brad, with the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF).

Focused on Jack’s influence as an educator, coach and mentor, the Jack Buckham Team 73 Leadership Award will be given to high school athletes in Kamloops who not only excel on the field of play but also show great leadership qualities.

To honour Jack, one short year after his passing, a Celebration of Life has been planned for July 2. Later that day, family and friends will host the ‘One More Time for Jack’ memorial dinner to raise funds to support Jack’s legacy.

“My father was instrumental in ensuring that all students had the opportunity to be involved in athletics,” says Aaron Buckham. “But more than that, he tried to instill the values of leadership and self-worth.”

After a lifetime of coaching and inspiring young athletes, the memorial fund created in the name of the late Jack Buckham is a legacy that reflects the life he lived and will forever give back to the youth in our area.

If you would like to donate to the Jack Buckham Team 73 Leadership Award, or any fund held at the BCICF, please visit our website at or give us a call at 250-434-6995. All donations are placed into the fund of your choice and the annual earnings (interest) from the fund are disbursed to charitable causes and projects. Your initial donation is never spent, and will support our area today, tomorrow, and forever.