For the first time ever the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation competed in the St. Louis Jaycees Soap Box Derby. In collaboration with Worldwide Technology Raceway the Foundation sent 4 students to compete. In the end, Tremell Kellys placed fifth, while Jamon Greenwood placed 3rd and won a trophy.
eSports Opportunities for Kids
The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation (JJKF) announced it will be launching a new eSports learning and competitive playing opportunity for kids who attend the JJK Center. The partnership, in conjunction with Blaze Fire Games, will create academic and career pathway opportunities for children in the fields of technology and gaming.
Hundreds of Kids attend Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s Field Day in East St. Louis
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Olympic champion Jackie Joyner Kersee continues giving back to her hometown. Her foundation helped host the 5th annual City-Wide Field Day today in East St. Louis. Hundreds of kids showed up for the day-long event.
NASCAR Drive for Diversity, World Wide Technology Raceway partner with Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation for Youth iRacing League
NASCAR and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway are partnering with the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation to launch an iRacing league that commenced last week in East St. Louis. The center, located less than four miles from the track, provides after-school, summer and academic programming for youth in underserved communities. NASCAR provided iRacing rigs to the center as well as the required equipment and software for iRacing and NASCAR Heat 3.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee has found her life’s calling running foundation for kids in her hometown
If you set the wayback machine to March of 1988, tall and sleek Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 26, the silver-medal winner in the heptathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is in the starting blocks for the 55-meter hurdles at the Mobil Indoor Track and Field Championships at Madison Square Garden
Parkway teachers learn ‘winning’ from an Olympic champion
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Some teachers in the Parkway School District are getting special lessons on ‘winning,’ and they’re having fun doing it.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee hosts event in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day
ST. LOUIS — Retired track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, continues to give back to her community by […]