Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Final Press Release - August 15, 2018


For Immediate Release:

Local charities bring Teddy Bear Clinic, Race the Track, Shoot the Net and more to Jerry’s Friends Day

Jerry’s Friends Day, at Alumni Field, University of Windsor, Alumni Field, on August 25th, 2018

Windsor, ON, August 15, 2018 — Fun for the whole family, Jerry’s Friends Day, begins at 5 pm at Alumni Stadium at the University of Windsor. Charities close to Jerry will be participating at the event including:

Knobby’s Kids – Join mini-hockey scrimmage games, or, test your speed at shoot the net. Hockey sticks provided.
University of Windsor Athletic Club – Make sure your running shoes are on to sign up for a mini-track meet. Different age divisions.
EMS & William E. Macri 4th Memorial Watch – Kids can check out the ambulance while parents/grandparents can learn about the Vulnerable Patient Program
St. Clair College Alumni Association – 3 princesses will be waiting to greet kids – have your cameras ready.
Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation – Bring your teddy bear or stuffie to the Teddy Bear Clinic for a complete check-up.
Windsor Hospice – Be ready to dance on the track as the Hospice rock n roll band takes stage at 8 pm.

The evening culminates with fireworks at approx. 9 pm.

We will be raising funds for these important charities during the event so bring your change and small bills.

Other activities include:
  • Matthew Romain, Laughtertainer at the Stadium entrance gates 
  • Fire department arrives at 6 pm to help cool down active kids 
  • Food trucks 
  • Zoo2You Petting Zoo 
  • Popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs & sausages 
  • Face painting and tattoos 
  • A special Memory Lap for Jerry will commence at 5:30, and for a donation, guests will receive an official Jerry’s Friends Day runners bib to join the celebratory race.
The Slavik family is grateful to the University of Windsor, WFS (Windsor Factory Supply), the City of Windsor, the Running Factory, Running Count, K & H Fireworks, and so many more for making this event possible. Donations are being accepted online at http://www.gofundme.com/jerry039s-friends. Visit https://jerrysfriendsacelebration.blogspot.com to learn about the charities to benefit from this event.

About Jerry Slavik: Local philanthropist, business owner, organizer extraordinaire, Jerry supported organizations and causes that stressed participation, opportunity, and fun. He was passionate about Windsor and helped to build expertise in the track and field community to host world class events such as the Canadian Olympic Track and Field qualifying meet for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His enthusiasm extended to all age groups with Knobby’s Kids offering a skate and hockey program for 3 to 13-year olds.

The tribute event for Jerry Slavik is open to the entire community. Jerry’s Friends Day is an opportunity for his family to thank everyone who came into Jerry’s life and gave of their time, support and friendship.


For more information:

Mary Slavik
Event Chair
Contact Details: jerrysfriendsday@gmail.com; 416-455-9137

Media sites:
Website: (blog) https://jerrysfriendsacelebration.blogspot.com
FB: https://facebook.com/jerrys.friends.a.celebration/
IG: https://instagram.com/jerrys.friends.celebration/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JerrysFriends

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Memory Wall

Would you like to record a video about your fondest memories of Jerry?
We are pleased to announce that Roger Faubert will be at the event on August 25th to record your memories which will be posted to this site.
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