MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  The fifth annual Jessie Games will be held July 21, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh 15213.

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.

We have new games and fresh activities to make this year even more fun and memorable! But don’t worry, your favorite Jessie Games staples aren’t going anywhere.

To purchase a ticket, sponsor The Games or a family in need, please click here. We’ll also accept registrations at the gate.

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.



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A big THANK YOU to sponsors and donors who have lined up for the 2018 games — (Check them out on the sponsor page!) — and to all of you who have made the Jessie Games such a success. With your help and support, we have raised more than $100,000 since our first Jessie Games were held in 2014.




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.