Monthly Archives: July 2010

Participate In the 2nd-Annual “Run of Hope”

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As you may have learned over the last year and a half, Jake lost a close friend, 8 year old Kylekyleandjake Roger, to a brain tumor in early 2009. Since Kyle’s passing his mother, Christin, started the Seattle “Run of Hope”, a charitable race formed in his honor to assist in the funding of pediatric brain tumor research. Last year’s event raised over $250,000 after monumental support from the Seattle community, and because of the great success it will be held every year.

This year’s charitable 5k run/3k walk will be on Sunday, October 3rd in Seattle, and the hope is to achieve another great year of participation and contributions to such an important endeavor. In that spirit, Jake shot some promos for KOMO–Coach Sark’s website has some photos from the taping of his appearance.  

If you wish to find out ways to help without being a part of the race, please visit Kyle Roger’s team page. And, if you wanted to learn more about Kyle’s story, you can find it here.

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2009′s event such a great success, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

Jake On Unitas, O’Brien Award Watch Lists

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‘Tis the season for preseason award watch lists, and Jake has made two of the most prestigious listsjake-oregon3 for quarterbacks. Jake has been named as a possible future recipient for the Johnny Unitas “Golden Arm Award“, an honor given to the nation’s best quarterback. In order to be considered for the trophy the player must not only have a great year on the field but must also ‘demonstrate good citizenship off the field and maintain the ideals of good character, morals, and values that Johnny Unitas upheld in his lifetime and career.’

And, recently released, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced that Jake has also made their watch list for the 2010 season, the second consecutive season he has been named to the list. The Davey O’Brien award goes to the quarterback who displays the best balance of on and off the field performance.

Both award winners will be announced shortly after the completion of the 2010 regular college football season.