Jessica Redfield Ghawi GIVEsports Equipment Drive

Benefit for Colorado children at Pepsi Center on Aug. 23

On behalf of Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s family and Kroenke Sports Charities, a sports equipment drive will be held at Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 23, 7 a.m.- Noon. Items accepted include new and gently used sports equipment as well as cash donations. All donations are tax deductible.

Jessica Redfield Ghawi was one of the victims at the Aurora Theater Tragedy and a sports participant as well as a sports reporter. Prior to her death, her dream was to help the families of the Colorado wildfires by providing hockey equipment. In the spirit of this request, the collection drive has been expanded to include equipment from all sports for those in need throughout the metro area served by A Precious Child, a local non-profit organization.

New or lightly used sports equipment requested includes: 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. In addition, monetary donations will benefit the Jessica Redfield Ghawi giveSPORTS Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for sports-related registration fees, please donate at

“Jessi realized that it’s the little things that make a big difference. She had such a passion for sports, and she knew what an important role sports played in communities. She knew that sports are something that can really help kids bounce back, give them something to look forward to even in the worst of circumstances. Jessi was the most incredible giver I’ve ever met, and she was always looking to help others even when it wasn’t in her best interest to help. Her main focus was on making sure that all these families that lost everything had the little things.” –Jay Meloff, Jessica’s boyfriend

“Jessica was a joyous soul. Passion is such an overused word, but that’s how she lived her life. It was with gusto. Her dreams were big, and she lived them vibrantly.”

–Sandy Phillips, Jessica’s mom