Zaxby's hosts fundraiser to benefit Ben Johnson Memorial Fund

Fleming Island High sophomore died after collapsing in school's weight room


FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – The Zaxby's restaurant in Fleming Island hosted a fundraiser Monday night to help the family of Ben Johnson.

Johnson, a Fleming Island High School sophomore, died last month of cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage after collapsing in the school's weight room. 

Monday's event was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Zaxby's on County Road 220.

The proceeds will benefit the Ben Johnson Memorial Foundation.

The event also featured a table where guests could write their favorite memories of Johnson or encouraging words for the family.