In 2014, we held our first Jessie Games. Not knowing what to expect, we set a modest base goal of $5,000 and in a show of support and generosity, raised more than four times that amount! While that was gratifying, more so were the smiles, joy and celebration of life!
We quickly realized certain activities would be repeat attractions at the annual event: dunk tanks, a family water balloon toss, and watermelon eating contests.Children, wearing their green Jessie Games T-shirts, raced, and cooled off with sno-cones. With much encouragement, the principal of St. Anne School went in the dunk tank and so did many others.
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Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors
Event sponsor: News Corp.
Platinum Sponsor: Creehan & Company
Gold Sponsors: Don’s Appliances ; Hayes Design Group – Architects ; Team Scotti ; Steel Sales Corporation
Silver Sponsors: The Beringer Family ; Dan & Kathy Goff and family ; John Hartzell and Houston Harbaugh, Attorneys at Law ; The Marasco Family ; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ; Post-Gazette newsroom managers ; Rebecca Pounds ; Leslie and Paul Reynolds
Bronze Sponsors: The Albenze Family ; Sean & Jennifer Ansberry ; Brandt Bernat ; Mary Kay & Jack Binder ; Gerry & Louise Cipriani ; The DeConciliis Family ; Richard F. Gobbie | Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group, Inc ; St. Anne PTG & Athletic Association ; The Klemick Family ; John Roach
In Kind Donations: Andy Warhol Museum, Breadworks, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum, Cinemark, City Theatre, Eat N Park, Giant Eagle, Heinz History Center, Metz Culinary Management Company, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sky Zone, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Washington Wild Things
Donors: Avon Drive Neighbors, Kellie Banky, Amanda Beamon, Nancy & Ralph Belsterling, Margaret Bond, Fred and Paula Bowman, The Boyle Family, Judy Caves, Peggy Cohan, Lois Cole, Chris D’Amato, Barb and Scott Davidson, John Doe, Molly Fichter, Cynthia Finder, Joseph Furey, Patrick Furey & Denise Little Family, Joyce Gannon, The Goldane Family, The Greer Family, Megan Grefenstette, James Hagerty, Mary Lu Hawes, John & Noreen Herward, Mike & Margaret Hooten, The Husak Family, Carol Hymowitz, Cathy Jakubowski, Karen Kane and Joe Agnello, The Kukla Family, Tatyana Lavrinenko, Lois Lippert, Patricia Lowry, Margaret Lynch, Thomas M. Lynch Family, Mary Kay McGuirk, The Merikas Family, Dianne and Albert Metro, Eric Michalski, The Kurt Miller Family, John Miller, James Morhard, The Olesky Family, Diane Pawlak, Jerry and AK Pozycki, Bill Powell, Joe Petrich, Mary Lou & Tony Price, Ginny and Tom Renegar, Jared Roach, Tom and Ginger Rodgers, Stephen Kaufman and Maria Sciullo, The Shapiro Family, Jonathan & Britta Silver, Jan & Terry Smith, Renee & Tim Swisher & Family, Bob Topoleski, Larry Walsh, Mike and Diane Whittaker, Amanda Zinobile