MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The fifth annual Jessie Games will be held July 21, 2018 at Central Catholic High School. Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, check out the recaps from previous years.
A big THANK YOU to all who made the fourth annual Jessie Games a huge success. We have now raised more than $100,000 since our first Jessie Games were held in 2014.
This year, more than 200 people attended at our new venue at Central Catholic High School and we raised close to $30,000. Check Jessie Games 2017 for a recap of the day and great photos!!
The Jessie Games is a family-friendly day of fun and games to celebrate the life of Jessie Egan Smith. Through the Games, we share Jessie’s zest for life, her love of family and friends, and generosity in a way that helps children in need.
All proceeds from the event support children’s programs offered through Catholic Charities, including art therapy and special counseling for youth experiencing loss and trauma as well as a back to school program that provides school shoes and clothing. The day features races for children of all ages, as well as other activities for both young and old. We close with a family-style cookout.
From the Prayer at The Jessie Games:
We thank God for everyone gathered here, for with your love and grace we have come together to celebrate Jessie. As humans we tend to look to our elders for wisdom and knowledge. But You brought us Jessie and she taught us love, laughter and that to live life is to celebrate in it. Her lessons continue as she brings us together in service of others. In honoring Jessie, please bless all who help and give hope to those in need.