Spreading Magic for CJ

This year for my birthday, I am asking for my family and friends to donate to Summit View Academy Athletics in memory of my brother CJ Connelly. CJ celebrated his 51st birthday just before he passed away on January 12th, 2018.

CJ loved three things. His girls. The Steelers. And teaching and coaching. If he had it his way, CJ would want all of his students to have the chance to excel in school and in sports. (....Let's be serious, we all know CJ really just wanted the unlimited snow days but bare with me here). I'm sure we all recall a time when we witnessed or heard about CJ  helping someone else... and not because he wanted the praise or the attention; he just wanted to help. That's the sort of person CJ was.

Even though CJ is not physically here to make us laugh at home, help us on the field/the green, or teach us something new in the classroom, I think we can continue to spread some of CJs magic along to the kids at Summit View Academy. 

Donations will be used to help students who cannot afford participation fees for school sports. These fees range between $30-$45 per activity.

Thank you so much for the kind words and overwhelming support these past nine months. We MISS and LOVE you so much, CJ. Please spread the word, every penny counts. Go Royals! ...And Steelers.
  • Alexis Brennan 
    • $40 
    • 34 mos
  • Alicia Villalobos 
    • $200 
    • 34 mos
  • Margaret Brooks  
    • $75 
    • 34 mos
  • Elizabeth Van Lierde 
    • $125 
    • 34 mos
  • Hana Mathe 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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Katie Connelly 
Washington D.C., DC
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