JMB Summer Park Hop: Jack Russell Park


Join us on Friday, August 5th from 9-11am at Jack Russell Park in Atlantic Beach for our final Park Hop of the summer.

We’re finishing off our summer Park Hop series with one of our biggest Park Hops ever! Come out to Jack Russell Park for a final summer send off. This event is a fundraiser to help support the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund FoundationThe mission of the Jay Fund is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support. From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, they are part of the team, allowing parents to solely focus on their child’s well-being. As always, this park hop will be free, but we suggest a donation of $1 per activity that will go directly to the Jay Fund. We hope that as a community we can come together to help these families in need. The Jay Fund will join us at the park hop so you can learn more about their mission and services, and they will have a fun activity for the kids, as well!

This park hop will be full of so many wonderful things for kids to do! Coastal Kicks Soccer, a local youth soccer training and development program, will have goals set-up, and their coaches will be on hand to lead soccer activities for all ages. Pump It Up, one of Jacksonville’s best places to play, will join us with their interactive inflatables. Twist of Fun will be creating their incredible balloon creations for attendees, and Amazing Face Painting by Linda, a talented face painting artist who adds flair to birthday parties and other special events, will join us a well! To help keep everyone cool, Backyard Pops will be selling their fresh, healthy, delicious pops, and they will donate $1 per pop sold to the Jay Fund! Fishman Pediatric Dentistry, a state-of-the-art facility offering the highest quality pediatric dental care, will join us to provide information about taking care of your child’s dental needs and offer fun goodies to get your child excited about dental care.

The Jacksonville Moms Blog team will also offer a tie dye t-shirt making station. We have a limited amount of shirts and sizes available to tie dye for a $5 donation per shirt (cash only). We will donate the money collected from the shirts to the Jay Fund. Your child can feel good about giving to other children and create their own artistic masterpiece to wear!

We hope that you can join us for our final park hop of the summer and help support the Jay Fund. Since 1996, the Jay Fund has been providing financial, emotional and practical support for families battling childhood cancer, and every dollar helps families in need.

What does it take to BE THERE for kids with cancer?

  • $96: Fill up a family’s gas tank to get their child back and forth from doctors’ visits, lab tests, etc.
  • 2 people at $96 ($192): Enables the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund to provide a weeks’ worth of groceries so a family doesn’t have to choose between medical expenses and putting food on the table.
  • 4 at $96 ($384): Utilities for a month, so a family doesn’t have to worry that their power will be shut off. Their home can remain safe and comfortable for their ill child.
  • 6 at $96 ($576): Fund financial game planning for 6 families to discuss their specific questions with our “coach” to make it through the costly process of childhood cancer financially intact.
  • 10 at $96 ($960): Provides rent or mortgage payment so a family will not have the stress of losing their home while they care for their child.
  • 15 at $96 ($1,440): Provides a one-year college scholarship to a childhood cancer survivor so he or she can reach their fullest potential.
  • 20 at $96 ($1,920): Household expenses for one month.

Click here to RSVP for the Jack Russell Park Hop

Thank you to Community First Credit Union for sponsoring our summer Park Hop series for the 3rd year in a row! Founded in 1935, Community First Credit Union is one of largest credit unions in the state. As a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution it’s their goal to improve the quality of life for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather for these outdoor events. In the case of bad weather, please make sure you RSVP to the event page so you receive updates and check our Facebook page in case the event is canceled. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Jacksonville Moms Blog and sponsors.

Jessica Stewart
Jessica is a North Carolina girl, who after living in New York City for eight years, is loving being back in the south since moving to Jacksonville in 2008. She is a stay at home mom to Linda Claire (3) and Liam (2). Prior to filling her days with parks and play doh, Jessica worked in event planning and marketing for financial and media companies, including This Old House. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she is a passionate Tarheel fan, and college basketball season is her favorite time of year. Jessica spends her free time on the tennis court, training for races with her running buddies, or drinking wine her husband, Trevor. Her favorite things include snuggling with her sweet dog at the end of the day, hearing her kids laugh together, and pink cupcakes with sprinkles.


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