BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — Family and friends of a young woman who lost her life continued to keep her memory alive at the “Jesse Games.”

They were held at Cool Springs Sports Complex and the back-to-school fundraiser helps children in need get ready for the new year.

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Jessie’s parents say before her passing, she loved giving back.

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“Jesse liked to do a lot of things, she ran in marathons and other races, she liked to raise money for a children’s fund,” said Matt Smith, Jesse’s father. “We’re sort of keeping that spirit going and she loved kids.”

Each child that attended the event went home with a new pair of shoes for school.

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All of the proceeds went to Catholic Charities.