Jessica Rekos Foundation Celebrates Spirit of Sandy Hook Victim

On what would have been Jessica's 8th birthday week, friends, family and supporters are participating in a series of charitable events that reflect her interests.

Photo courtesy of The Jessica Rekos Foundation
Photo courtesy of The Jessica Rekos Foundation

A press release from the Jessica Rekos Foundation:

The Jessica Rekos Foundation announces that from May 4 to May 10, it will participate in activities which benefit organizations that best represent the interests of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victim.

The week will begin with Pony Rides For a Purpose, at the 2nd Company Governor’s Horse Guard in Newtown on Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, entertainment and a raffle. Admission is $10 per child, and all proceeds will go to The Jessica Rekos Foundation.

On May 9-10, friends and family will be running in the Cape Cod Ragnar Relay from Hull to Provincetown. Cape Cod was one of Jessica’s favorite places and “Team Jessica Rekos” is running the length of the Cape in this event for the second straight year. Donations to the foundation on behalf of the runners can be made on the foundation’s website: www.jessicarekos.org.

There is special significance in this year’s event, as the run will end on May 10 – Jessica’s 8th birthday.

In memory of Jessica, the Jessica Rekos Foundation has to this point:

  • Provided year-long scholarships for horseback riding lessons to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity.
  • Supported Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s 2013 Internship Program, allowing ten students to gain experience in WDC’s renowned living laboratory.
  • Donated $26,000 to Newtown Public Schools to be put towards physical security improvements for school buildings.

You can learn about Jessica and our mission by visiting the Jessica Rekos Foundation’s website at www.jessicarekos.org. To donate, you can click on “contribute” along the top banner of the site, or you can send a check to: 

The Jessica Rekos Foundation
PO Box 713
Newtown, CT 06470

All donations go directly to the Jessica Rekos Foundation, which is officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity.


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