Lower Merion Soccer Alumni Association

Lower Merion Alumni Association  

A Tribute to Jimmy Brown

A. James ( Jimmy ) Brown, III, 42,

of Narberth


July 12, 1969 - February 18, 2012

A Son and Brother

The importance of family was always stressed in the Brown household, something that remained with Jimmy his entire life. Pictured with Jimmy are his parents, Jim and Kaye Brown and his brother Brandon D. Brown and sister Carly Leach.







A Friend

Jimmy’s classmate and close friend, Julie Wool, created The Annual Jimmy Brown Alumni Classic Basketball Game held at Lower Merion High School.  This game pits Lower Merion Alumni against the current crop of Lower Merion Seniors, with all proceeds going to the “Cruisin’ Not Boozin” Program.  In this picture, Jimmy is pictured next to his best friend, Stephen Spivak

An Advocate                                           


Cruisin’ Not Boozin’ Program  

In 2003, Jimmy and his parents partnered with the “Cruisin’ Not Boozin’ Program” of the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center.  Through this program, they presented the video “The Choice is Yours – The Jimmy Brown Story” many times at high schools in the Tri-State Area.  The video depicted Jimmy’s life and sports achievements before the accident contrasted with his life and daily struggles after the accident.  They hoped to inform students of the potential consequences of a bad decision and to discourage them from drinking and driving.




An Athlete


As an athlete at Lower Merion, Jimmy was tenacious, talented and unselfish, lettering in Soccer, Basketball and Baseball


Coaches Bob Robinson (right) and Bob Davidson (left), along with Senior Tri-Captains (from left to right) Greg Knepper, Matt Fine and Drew Misher, present Jimmy with the 1987 Pennsylvania AAA State Championship Medal.

Love of Life

Jimmy enjoyed recreation, and found a particular freedom in swimming with the dolphins near the family’s vacation home in Florida.