Jessie Games 2017

We would like to extend a big thank you to all who made the fourth annual
Jessie Games a huge success!

Over 200 new and familiar faces joined us at our new venue, Central
Catholic High School, to celebrate the Jessie Games. Thanks to our
generous sponsors, donors and participants, we raised nearly $30,000,
which will be used to help children in need through Catholic Charities’

Once again we were blessed with beautiful weather. The sun was out with a
gentle breeze as friendships were formed through games of kickball, water
balloon tosses and laughter.

The Pirates Pierogies raced with the kids (and were occasionally chased
by them).  They posed for photos, gave high-fives and showed off a few
dance moves.

Volunteers got soaked in the dunk tank as onlookers cheered. Kids danced
in front of the DJ. Pirates, princesses and animals of all kinds emerged
from the face-painting table. Kids made bracelets and tested their skills
putting, racing pigs, knocking down stuffed cats and sending frogs into a
pond. They snacked on snow cones and popcorn, played bingo and relaxed
under the big tent.

Many gathered at the Jessie Stones booth, where Jessie Stones and jewelry
were sold, along with paintings of Ireland’s Croagh Patrick.
The day closed with a picnic of hamburgers and hot dogs, apples, chips and
homemade cookies. Many went home with tickets for ice cream,
trampoline parks, museums, and the zoo, courtesy of our many generous
donors. As they left, each child received a backpack filled with school
supplies. It was a wonderful day to celebrate, remember and give thanks.


Event Sponsor

  • News Corp

Platinum Sponsors

  • Sean and Stephanie Creehan family.

Gold Sponsors

  • Hayes Design Group – Architects
  • Don’s Appliances
  • Team Scotti
  • The Marasco Family
  • Raymond Betler
  • Ann Beringer

Silver Sponsors

  • Keith and Yvonne Creehan
  • The Klemick Family
  • Rebecca Pounds, D.D.S.
  • Paul and Leslie Reynolds
  • Keith and Yvonne Creehan
  • Ed and Megan Grefenstette

Bronze Sponsors

  • Sean & Jenn Ansberry
  • Brandt Bernat
  • Anne Athletic Association
  • Pittsburgh Orthodontics
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • Gerard Cipriani
  • Nate Copsey
  • Susan Smith
  • Mary Kay and Jack Binder

In kind donations

  • Central Catholic High School
  • Metz Food Service
  • Michelle McGrane
  • Ben Nath, web developer
  • Shop N Save
  • Magic Car Wash
  • Fun Slides
  • Ean T Park
  • Chick Fil A
  • Breadworks
  • Jan Klemick
  • Dorfner’s Dari Delite
  • Cool Springs
  • Flight Trampoline Park
  • Children’s Museum
  • Trolley Barn Eatery
  • Solders & Sailors
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Keyho Family
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Phoenix Theatres Entertainment
  • Pittsburgh CLO
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
  • Subway Jeanette
  • Washington Wild Things


  • Sean and Jennifer Ansberry
  • Tim Gibbons
  • Chris Damato
  • Jack Hartnell
  • Thomas and Margaret Lynch
  • Margaret Lynch
  • Mike Whittaker
  • Brittany Greer
  • Micah Brown
  • Marty and Audrey Dorfner
  • Pat and Vickie Manion
  • Alex Henry
  • Carol Hymowitz
  • Margaret and Mike Hooten
  • Mistflower Garden Design/Nancy Smith
  • Virginia Renegar
  • Barb Vancheri
  • Diane Pawlak
  • Daniel Darragh
  • Larry Walsh
  • William Barclay “Boog” Powell
  • The Shapiro Family
  • Patrice Giancola
  • Patricia Jelinek
  • Lori Lawhead
  • The Shepis Famil
  • Nancy Belsterling
  • Kate Giammarise
  • Karen Kane
  • Amy Price
  • Samantha Routh
  • Cathy Skidmore
  • Kelly Werley
  • Kathy Henderson
  • Robert Linkowski
  • Becky Roach
  • Lena Shoplik
  • Tom and Teri Jones
  • The Wunder Family
  • Margaret Bond
  • Barbara Paul
  • Mary Ann Raymer
  • The Haser family
  • Linda Cunningham
  • Andrew Gams
  • Maria Kaufman
  • John Hartzell
  • Joann and Art Cantrell
  • Joseph and Chris Furey
  • Dan Gigler
  • Art and Mary Pat DeConciliis
  • The Kukla Family
  • Geri Toth
  • Judy and Norman Caves
  • The Husak Family
  • David Shribman
  • Carolyn Todd
  • Patrick Reilly
  • Anthony Agostinelli
  • Pam Burnette
  • Dorothy Gorman
  • John and Noreen Herward
  • Manher Lariwala
  • The Keyho family
  • Carl Remensky

·   Patricia Bennett