We're Jackson Owen and Sam Smoltz. We are sophomores at Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, New York. Our families, like so many families, have been deeply affected by Alzheimers. This horrible disease has taken family members and friends close to us. Aces for Alzheimer's was founded by our sisters, Jane and Abigail in 2015. Now they are off to college we are thrilled to take over this important work and make it our own! We have ambitious fundraising goals and community outreach projects planned for this year. We are striving to hit our goal of raising $70,000 for our cause in 2020!
Hi! By way of introduction we are Sam Smoltz and Jackson Owen, those who have attended prior Aces events probably recognize us as part of the hardworking staff of volunteers helping set the stage putting the “fun” in fundraising and now it is our honor to take the reins from Jane and Abby and build on the incredible foundation for raising donations and awareness for Alzheimer’s they have built over the past 5 years, with a particular focus on prevention. While we also enjoy tennis, our true passion is games – trivia, cards, boardgames, computer games, you name it we want to play! So in the spirit of combining our personal passion with how we advance research and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease families we are changing the focus of our fundraising events from the tennis court to gaming tables, but the mission remains the same, namely raising money for Alzheimer’s research and increasing awareness of the disease and the potential for preventative lifestyle decisions that are best made sooner than later. In addition to hosting Aces gaming events, we will also be working with our local schools and community resources to get the word out about Alzheimer’s and arm our local communities with the tools and knowledge to help blunt the impact of this terrible disease through awareness and early action.
The pandemic didn’t stop us and we raised $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research and prevention. Once again all proceeds went to Dr. Richard Isaccson at the Weil Cornell Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic.
Our focus for 2021 is brain health education in schools. We are starting a Brain Health Club at Mamaroneck High School (MHS) to engage MHS students in our cause. We hope to have this club extend across other school districts with prevention becoming a major issue of our student population.
We are so excited about this years event after having to cancel our 2020 Casino/Trivia night fundraiser event. It will be exciting to see everyone virtually and we hope everyone can join us!!!!
We won’t let the global pandemic get in our way of raising funds to eliminate this horrible disease.
SEE YOU APRIL 18, 2021 !!
Sam and Jackson