JJK Foundation Sequins, Suits & Sneakers Gala

EAST ST. LOUIS – It’s the only time of year when people put on their ball gowns and lace up their tennis shoes for a good cause. The Seventh Annual Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Sequins, Suits and Sneakers Gala will take place on Oct. 24.

This year, for the first time ever, the event will be held at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis.

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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.

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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.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee has found her life’s calling running foundation for kids in her hometown

“I think athletes should give back to the community. Some have the idea that no one did anything for them, but if they give back, it helps the next person.”

–Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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. She isn’t competing in her specialty, the long jump, due to a sore hamstring, but she wants to finish strong in her last event in the indoor season with a quick win in the hurdles.

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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 hosting a free event at her facility located in her hometown of East St. Louis.



Golf Fundraiser

SIUE Early Head Start Program

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Congratulates SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Parents for Completing Financial Literacy Class. READ MORE


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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) –

Ameren Illinois teamed up with Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation to help those without air conditioners. READ MORE