Second annual Jessica Ghawi giveSPORTS drive underway

Coloradans encouraged to donate sports equipment

Denver -  

Kronke Sports Charities and A Precious Child host the second annual Jessica Redfield Ghawi giveSPORTS equipment drive at Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 24 from 7am to 12pm.  Coloradans are encouraged to donate new or gently used sports equipment in memory of Jessica Ghawi, a victim of the Aurora Theater Tragedy.  Prior to Ghawi's  death, her dream was to help the families of the Colorado wildfires by providing hockey equipment to families in need.  In spirit of this request, the collection drive has expanded to include all sports equipment to those in need served by A Precious Child, a local non-profit organization.

"We are so excited to be holding the 2nd Annual Give Sports Equipment Drive honoring our daughter, Jessica Redfield Ghawi.  The people of Colorado continue to help build a legacy in Jessi's name that would make her so proud.  giveSports and the JRG Foundation will continue to touch lives and allow the dreams of others to be fulfilled."–Sandy Phillips, Jessica’s Mother

Requested equipment may include:   Baseball and Softball – Balls, Gloves, Catcher’s Gear, Bats;  Basketball – Balls, Nets, Shoes; Bicycles and Helmets;  Boxing – Gloves, Head Gear; Football – Balls, Pads, Helmets, Cleats;  Golf – Clubs, Balls, Shoes;  Hockey – Pucks, Skates, Pads, Goalie Gear, Helmet, Sticks;   Lacrosse – Balls, Sticks, Pads, Helmets;  Roller Hockey – Skates, Helmets, Pads, Sticks, Balls;  Roller Skating/Blading – Skates, Helmets, Pads;  Soccer - Balls, Cleats, Shin Guards;  Tennis – Balls, Rackets, Shoes ; and Volleyball – Balls, Nets, Pads.

To learn more about the giveSPORTS equipment drive, visit

Women supporters can also register for the Women in Sports Expo (WISE), an event also held in Ghawi's honor. The expo serves to connect female professionals within the sport media industry.  To register, visit


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