Fundraiser/Family Event to Honor Memory of Popular Teen and Benefit Local Community Members in Need
DOYLESTOWN – The seventh annual JakeStock event will be held Saturday, June 20 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 is open to the public and benefits community members in need. The event will feature lots of food (BBQ, water ice, soft pretzels, and a giant bake sale), volleyball, a dunk tank, face painting and a moon bounce. A full schedule of local bands will provide music throughout the entire event.
JakeStock ‘15 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 the Jake Revere Foundation to help those in need of financial assistance. The foundation funds memorial scholarships to students from Central Bucks East High School, where Jake was a 10th-grader. This year, a CB East senior received a $1,000 scholarship. Last year’s Jakestock raised more than $3,000 for the Jake Revere Foundation.
In addition to the scholarship, the foundation also helps those in need in the local community, especially children who otherwise would not be able to participate in positive social and educational activities like after-school sports and camping.
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.
“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, 21, Kellie, 17, and Sophie, 15, will also help with the event.
This year’s raffles include two Diamond Club Phillies vs. Marlins tickets for July 18 and a Steve Carlton autographed baseball jersey. Gift cards from local merchants and restaurants will also be raffled, as well as handmade art from painter Linda Williams and Jane Schreiber (Welcome House Studio). Baskets include: a free house cleaning and supplies from Kelly Cleaning; a free Coloring, Services & Products Basket from Rituals by Dona French; Outdoor Fun Basket and Indoor Fun Basket from Kristy Knabe, and baskets from Peace Valley Lavender Farm, The Little Gym, Sandy Ridge Farm, Fred Beans, Silhouette Hair and much more!
JakeStock T-shirts will again be for sale this year. There will also be a plant sale featuring hanging baskets with beautiful annual flowers.
Guests are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to be collected for a local food pantry.
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.
If you know of someone who would benefit from the financial assistance that The Jake Revere Foundation provides please visit the website at www.jakerevere.com and fill out the Needs Based Funds Application.
Contributions may be sent to the Jake Revere Foundation, 2507 N. Whittmore Street, Furlong, PA 18925 or online thru PayPal at jakerevere.com (Donations page).