East Bay Soldiers launch fundraiser for family of slain teen

East Bay Soldiers launch fundraiser for family of slain teen
Jammarrei'a Frazier (Photo credit: East Bay Soldiers)

The East Bay Soldiers basketball program has launched a fundraiser to support the family of  17-year-old Jammarrei’a Frazier, a promising athlete whose life was cut short in a fatal shooting in front of a North Richmond store on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Jammarrei’a, known by friends and loved ones as JMack or Magic, was walking to the Rancho Market & Deli at 500 Market Ave. to do an errand for his mother, Jackie, when he was shot at about 11:25 a.m., according to the GoFundMe.com fundraiser.

The high school senior loved basketball and was a member of the East Bay Soldiers. He traveled with the team last year to Haicheng, China to play in goodwill exhibition games and to help lead basketball camps for the local Chinese youth. College recruits had expressed interest in his basketball abilities and Jammarrei’a was looking forward to playing at the next level.

“Jammarrei’a had deep love for his family, his friends, school and AAU basketball teammates,” the team said. “Entering his final year in high school, Jammarrei’a had dreams of having a great senior year that included participating in all senior activities including prom, playing basketball and graduation.”

The Soldiers launched the fundraiser to help Frazier’s family through the financial burdens resulting from Jamarrei’as untimely death.

To contribute, click here.