What a turnout. Nearly 200 people walked or ran for the JK5K and Birthday Fun Run.
Your support, participation, time, and generosity continue to overwhelm us.
We enjoyed seeing your photos on social media.
Thank you and we look forward to continue celebrating Jacob's legacy in 2021!
Checks may be sent directly to:
Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust,
PO Box 583, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, 19525
Secure online donations are accepted using our online partner below. Please note: there is a nominal convenience fee of 2.2% for the online gift. If you are expecting a matching gift from your employer or it is a corporate donation, we encourage you to use the check option.
The "JK" 5k and Birthday Fun Run will be held in memory of Jacob Karnchanaphati,
who passed away in July of 2015. Jacob was 12 years old and a 6th grader at
New Hanover Elementary. He was greatly looking forward to entering his first year at Boyertown Junior High East.
This fundraiser benefits students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education. All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust,
Jacob will forever be remembered for his love of soccer and nick name, "JK". He was a one of kind kid, who had his own style, and wasn't afraid to "tell it like it is", which made him so funny.
One of the most treasured memories that Jacob has left us with is the laughter he brought to everyone around him. He is greatly loved and missed by all of his family and friends, and will remain in the hearts of all of those who were lucky enough to know him.
Last year we held a virtual 5th Annual "JK" 5k and Birthday Fun Run Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, 2020, We will host a run/walk or significant event each year during the month of August to honor Jacob, as we remember his smile and celebrate his life on his birthday.
This fundraiser benefits students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education, All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award, so that we can continue to help students every year.
The Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
We encourage all of our participants to check these great businesses/organizations below.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for our 5th Annual JK5K Event on August 23, 2020?
Contact Michelle at email@example.com
Chris, Michelle and Josh Karnchanaphati
Friends of Jacob
Kendra & Rob Thorton
Kevin and Rachell Karnchanaphati
The Merritt Family
The Dornblazer Family
George & Carol Vaszily
The Willson Family
The Flack Family
The Rigg Family
The Lewis Family
The Hovey Family
The Monka Family
The Gallant Family
The Monte Family
The Moeller Family
The Wenger Family
Megill Realty Group, Inc
Ronald and Carol Pelletier
AR Workshop - Gilbertsville
The Heffentrager Family
Lou Ann Basile
The Drury Family
The Koch Family
The Coyne Family
The Black Family
Mary Kay & Donnie Hiembach
This fundraiser will benefit students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education, All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award, so that we can continue to help students every year.
We congratulate the recipients of the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Scholarship.
Sarafina Valenti - Penn State
Adam Gilbert - Penn State
Abrielle Houck - Alvernia University
Erik Recke - Washington and Lee University
Kylie Torrens - Kutztown University
Jimmy Towers - McDaniel College
Ryane Bernstiel - University of Delaware
Margaret Kiene - West Chester University
Colin Brisbois - Alvernia University
Derek Dierolf - Penn State, Main Campus
Dylan Drury - Penn State University Park
Landon Wenger- West Chester University
Ryan Foskey - Lock Haven University
Andrew Benning - University of Pittsburgh
Jacob Groff - Penn State University Park
Aimee Toscano- Washington & Jefferson
Morgan Kline- Penn State Berks
Raeanne King- Shenandoah University
Madison Monka- Penn State Berks
Meet the 2020 Award Recipients
Ryan Foskey '20
I will be attending Lock Haven University this fall. I will be majoring as a Physician Assistant, and will also be playing soccer. I've played soccer since I was five years old, and played on the high school varsity team for three years.
Drew Benning '20
Next fall I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh where I plan to study business. I have been playing soccer for 13 years, and I was on the high school varsity team for three years.
Morgan Kline '20
My name is Morgan Kline and I am planning on attending Penn State Berks where I’ll major in Kinesiology and play soccer. I’m hoping to become either a physical therapist or nurse. During high school I played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. I was also in NHS, green cord, and link crew. I enjoy being out in nature, painting, and spending time with my friends.
Dylan Drury '20
My name is Dylan Drury and I will be attending Penn State University Park. I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Maddi Monka '20
My name is Maddi and I will be playing soccer at Penn State Berks in the fall where I plan on majoring in Communications. I’ve started on the varsity high school soccer team for the last four years. In school I am apart of NHS and FBLA
Landon Wenger '20
Landon has been playing soccer since he was four years old. He played Varsity soccer for three seasons, and captained the team during his junior and senior years. Landon plans to attend West Chester University in the fall, where he will major in Health and Physical Education. He will play for the men's soccer team.
Aimee Toscano '20
Aimee will be attending Washington & Jefferson College to major in Chemistry and Physics and to play DIII soccer. Eventually, she hopes to get her PhD in Quantum Chemistry and work at NASA..
2019 Race Results & Photos
We are honored and delighted to once again have Silver Orchid Photography as a sponsor. Their professionalism, passion and talent shine in these amazing photos. Thanks you Tara Lynn!