Daleville family turns tragedy into action, raises more than 10K in scholarship money

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DALEVILLE, Ind. (November 7, 2014) – One Indiana community will come together Saturday for a very special 5K.

Jog for Jeff is a run/walk that started in memory of Jeff Roberts. Jeff passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2011 of an enlarged heart. His death shocked the entire Daleville Community.

Jeff loved to run, and he was training very hard for his senior cross country season before he passed away.

His family started the Jeff Roberts Jog for Jeff Memorial Scholarship to honor their son and his passion. Every November they raise scholarship money at the Jog for Jeff event. Thus far, $10,500 in scholarships has been awarded.

This year at Daleville’s AutumnFest, Jeff’s parents Amy and Tom Roberts were awarded the Daleville Police Department Community Service Award for their contributions to the community.

The fourth annual Jog for Jeff event will start Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Daleville High School. The cost is $25 with 100% of the proceeds going toward the scholarship fund.

You can find more information regarding the event here.