Jesse Freiburger was a pillar of the Dubuque community. Beyond devoting 18 years to the Dubuque Community School District, Freiburger was a Bellevue, IA native who graduated from Loras College and, more recently, became the principal at Marshall Elementary. His passing is a reminder not to take a day for granted.

In collaboration with Cans 4 NON-Profits, the Freiburger family is hosting a multi-day benefit fundraiser at the Dubuque Sports Complex. The five-day fundraiser kicked off on July 10th, 2023, and runs through July 14th. Every day, from 4pm to midnight, there will be a litany of activities, games, and more to commemorate a life well-lived.

The Dubuque Sports Complex. Photo Credit: Google Street View
The Dubuque Sports Complex. Photo Credit: Google Street View

Join me and Y105 as we broadcast live at "Pack the Ballpark for Jesse" on Friday, July 14th from 3pm - 5pm. We'll be kicking off the main event that evening, the All-Star baseball game which starts at 5:30pm that Friday evening. Here are just some of the events that will take place in the week leading up to Friday:

  • 50/50 raffle
  • Silent auction
  • Face painting
  • Kids games & fun stations
  • Bake sale (Wednesday night)
  • Rising Stars T-Shirts
  • Koozie sale

On Friday, Greg's BBQ will be doing a "Kitchen Takeover" in the Sports Complex's kitchen, serving up delicious barbeque eats. Food will be available to purchase each evening, with a different overarching theme each day. Tuesday, burgers and hot-dogs will be served (courtesy of Hy-Vee); Happy Joe's Pizza will be available by the slice Wednesday and Thursday.

It all comes together at 5:30pm on Friday night for the aforementioned All-Star game. That evening, the National Anthem will be performed by rising singer-songwriter Corey Layne.

The Dubuque Sports Complex is a fitting place to hold this fundraiser in memory of a great community member because Jesse himself was a huge sports fan:

Jesse was an avid sports fan and especially loved cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Los Angeles Dodgers.  Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He loved his wife, and high school sweetheart, Heather with all his heart and his three kids were his pride and joy.  Anyone that crossed paths with Jesse knew immediately what a kind, selfless, caring person he was.  He had a contagious smile and the ability to make everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. - per Jesse Freiburger's obituary

"Pack the Ballpark for Jesse" is in collaboration with Cans 4 NON-Profit. You can donate your five cent bottles and cans to Cans 4 NON-Profit during the event or normal Sports Complex hours.

Join me and Y105 as we broadcast live at the Dubuque Sports Complex from 3pm - 5pm at the Dubuque Sports Complex for "Pack the Ballpark for Jesse." The Dubuque Sports Complex is located at 12614 Nightengale Lane in Dubuque. Read more about Jesse Freiburger here.

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