Fundraiser/Family Event to Honor Memory of Popular Teen
DOYLESTOWN – The fourth annual Jakestock event will be held Saturday, June 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at George M. Bush Park in Buckingham (Burnt House Hill and Cold Spring Creamery Roads). The family-friendly event benefits community members in need. The event will feature lots of food (BBQ, water ice, soft pretzels, giant bake sale), volleyball, a dunk tank, face painting and a moon bounce. A full schedule of local acoustic bands will provide music throughout the entire event.
Jakestock ’12 is being held in memory of popular teen Jake Revere, who died at age 16 in a 2008 skiing accident. To honor their son, Rich and Robin Revere of Doylestown established a memorial scholarship to be awarded to students from Central Bucks East High School, where Jake was a 10th-grader. Jake would have finished his sophomore year at college this spring.
Last year’s Jakestock raised more than $5,000. Last year, a CB East senior received a $1,000 scholarship. The Reveres established the Jake Revere Foundation to help those in need of financial assistance. The foundation includes the Jake R. Revere Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits Central Bucks graduating seniors. The foundation also helps those in need in the local community, especially children who otherwise couldn’t participate in positive social and educational activities. The Jake Revere Campership Fund provides a yearly scholarship to a graduating Boy Scout from Troop 6 of the Doylestown United Methodist Church, Jake’s former troop.
Again this year, many of Jake’s friends have been involved in the planning of Jakestock and will help run the event. Many will be returning home from college for the summer. “It just makes me feel very grateful that people still care,” said Robin. “They want to show support and keep Jake’s spirit alive. It’s a good day to celebrate Jake.” Robin stays in touch with many of Jake’s friends through Facebook and e-mail.
The Revere’s three daughters, Kacey, 18, Kellie, 14, and Sophie, 12, will also lend a hand.
This year’s raffles include an authentic Phillies jersey signed by Mike Schmidt, Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman. Gift cards from local merchants will also be raffled, including a $500 gift card to C and C Photo Studios of Doylestown, a $100 gift card to Carroll’s Jewelers in Doylestown, a birthday party at the Little Gym of Doylestown, along with other gift cards and items from local merchants.
Popular Jakestock merchandise including T-shirts, lanyards, bracelets and decals will again be for sale this year. New this year, and available only online for a limited time, are the Jakestock 2012 pinnies. Order at www.jakerevere.com through the (Merchandise page). Also new this year, a plant sale featuring hanging baskets with beautiful annual flowers.
Jake Revere was a CB East honor roll student who died tragically in a skiing accident on March 7, 2008. Jake played volleyball and enjoyed acting in school theater productions. He was actively involved with the youth group at Doylestown United Methodist Church and performed missionary work in the depressed areas of the South. Jake was a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 in Doylestown and was planning on completing his Eagle Scout requirements.
Contributions may be sent to the Jake Revere Foundation, 3775 Morrison Way, Doylestown, PA 18902 or online at www.jakerevere.com (Donations page).
For more information, call Robin Revere at 267-253-0540 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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