Mission: To provide education and support to families of fallen soldiers in honor of SSG Jesse Williams
Robert E. Choppa, Colonel of Infantry (Retired), President of the National Infantry Association salutes the fallen at a wreath laid at Panel 6 of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial at the National Infantry Museum
Gotta prove it every day.
It was going to be easy. After all, having done a 4200-mile trek and another Ride to Remember with four riders crossing the Sierra Nevada range, 180 miles of flat, urban East Coast terrain would be, in the words of Jackie Gleason, ‘a mere bag of shells’ (meaning, negligible). However, things are seldom what they seem, and we would not be denied the ‘gift’ after all. We call it a gift because that’s what willing sacrifice can be. The bottom line is the Gold Star families we sought to honor have faced much tougher times than any hardship which could ever show up on a bicycle ride shared by great friends.
The Team Jesse Foundation and The Moyer Foundation are pleased to officially partner for the 2018 Ride to Remember. Taking place September 9 - 11 and spanning 180 miles from Philadelphia to Baltimore to Washington D.C., the Ride to Remember 2018 will honor and remember fallen soldiers and raise funds to support the families they left behind.
Join Team Jesse friends and family at O'Neill's Pub on Friday, Dec 8 from 6p - 9p for an Ugly Sweater fundraiser, sponsored by Tito's Vodka. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Team Jesse as well as Toys for Tots.
For the four consecutive year, Sachem Central School District’s ‘s Waverly Avenue Elementary continued it support for Team Jesse as part of their annual Peace Garden Assembly. After hearing students and faculty affirm their quests for peace, and before planting bulbs wrapped in their personal peace promises, Principal John Ruggero presented Team Jesse with the proceeds from the sale of Team Jesse bracelets.
Veterans Day events occurred at Sachem School District on Long Island for the fourth consecutive year and Team Jesse was the benefiting organization. Sachem CSD students and staff, specifically Waverly Avenue Elementary, Seneca and Samoset Middle Schools, once again "showed up" raising $3100 through the sale of " Sachem Supports Our Troops" tee shirts said water bottles filled with dimes.
Team Jesse Advisory Board member Matt Sauri and five other of our generous supporters attend the 2016 “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala on December 8th 2016 in Philadelphia, PA.
Jim Nohe, Ron and Karen Mincio, Friends of Fundraisers and the Coram Fire Department raised $2400 as part of our Long Island “Never Forget” program. Proceeds from the event benefited the family of Air National Guard SGT Louis Bonacasa, 31, Coram, NY, KIA 12/21/2015, Afghanistan.
Through the generosity of our donors, Team Jesse contributed to nearly 300 camp sessions provided free to children suffering from the loss of a loved one in a military family to attend Camp Erin bereavement camp or to those dealing with addiction in their household to attend Camp Mariposa in 2016.
From June 23 - 30, 2016, Team Jesse sponsored a Teen Expedition in the Delaware Water Gap Region. Hosted by Travis Manion Foundation, this Expedition was attended by children and siblings, ages 15-18, of fallen military service members.See Full Story Here
Our nation's heroes were honored at the 9/11 Heroes Run in Luther Burbank Park. As a partnering organization, Team Jesse brought the race to Seattle for the fifth year, joining those in over 60 cities around the world. Special thanks to the police, fire fighters and VFW post 5760 members who supported the event.See Full Story Here
Ride 2 Remember began on July 27, 2016. Team members Kevin Mincio, Kevin Collins, Rob Shields and Mark Larson rode the rails to Portland to establish our starting point – The National Cemetery in Portland. There, we visited the resting places of all three of the soldiers that we sought to remember.See Full Story Here
Join us to Run, Volunteer, Donate and Cheer but most of all Honor! Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 AM for the 9/11 Heroes Run in Seattle, WA.
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K + 1.5M fun run welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Learn More and Register.
Golden Bears, Black Knights and Wolverines to descend on Starfire Sports in Tukwila. The Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse will again be presenting the Seatown Classic this coming October with NCAA Division 1 men’s and women’s games. Get your tickets now!
The 3rd annual Team Jesse Foundation spin event was held at World Gym, in Coram, NY. This year's Islanders Never Forget hero was SSG. Louis Bonacasa from Coram, NY, who was killed by a suicide bomber on December 21, 2015.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Before the Army-Navy game this weekend, a nonprofit that aims to help veterans held a gala Thursday night at the Union League in Center City. It was called the ‘If Not Me, Then Who?’ gala. See Full Story Here
Continuing its Veteran's Day tradition, Sachem Central School District again sold Sachem Supports the Troops T-shirts. Waverly Elementary, Seneca, Sagamore and Samoset Middle Schools donated their proceeds, along with a match from the Samoset Student Activities to the Team Jesse Foundation.See Full Story Here
Through the generosity of our donors, Team Jesse contributed to over 200 camp sessions provided free to children suffering from the loss of a loved one in a military family to attend Camp Erin bereavement camp or to those dealing with addiction in their household to attend Camp Mariposa.See Full Story Here