3rd Annual Jack Shockley Warriors for Peace Tennis Tournament
The 3rd Annual Jack Shockley Warriors for Peace Tennis Tournament took place on Saturday, August 26 and the competition was at an all-time high this year. Despite the heat both on and off the court, the Warriors showed up as players, volunteers, and spectators to enjoy a full day of competition and fun. The day kicked off with a singles tennis tournament and ended with an inaugural doubles pickleball tournament. Congrats to our tennis champion, Gabrielle Rubenstein, and our first-ever pickleball champions, Patrick Huffine and Stephen Scheuth.
Jack's Heavenly Birthday & Far East Side Community Peace Walk
On Jack’s Heavenly Birthday this year, we joined Councillor La Keisha Jackson and Pathway Resource Center at their Annual Far East Side Community Peace Walk. We were united in our shared mission of opposing gun violence and promoting peace in Indianapolis. We walked for peace and the healing of our wounded city. It was a privilege to be among civil, faith, and community leaders who advocate for a safer city free of gun violence. We look forward to building partnerships with these leaders so that together we can create peaceful change in our city, one life at a time.
2nd Annual Jack Shockley Peacemaker Open & Silent Auction
The second annual Jack Shockley Peacemaker Open & Silent Auction presented by Printing Partners happened on May 12, 2023. Similar to year one, the entire day was a massive success, raising more than $25,000 for the cause! The golf outing was entirely sold out, hosting 32 foursomes on the course. Special thanks to our 15 event sponsors and all of the Warriors for Peace who made this event possible.
Jack's 27th Birthday Celebration at Victory Field
April 25, 2023
The Warriors for Peace celebrated Jack's birthday at Victory Field with friends from the Mother Theodore Catholic Academies, who support the grade schools our Peacemaker Scholars come from. Coming in May, we will announce our newest scholarship recipients. Many thanks to MTCA for letting us crash their party!
Broad Ripple Park Clean Up & Hoosiers For Good Panel
April 23, 2023
Before our annual Broad Ripple Park cleanup, the Warriors for Peace held a discussion about the impact of gun violence in our lives with fellow Warrior for Peace CJ Gunn of the Indiana University Mens Basketball Team. CJ has partnered with the Warriors for Peace through the Hoosiers for Good network to help drive our mission to bring peaceful change to our city, one life at a time.
1st Annual Jack Shockley Peacemaker Open & Silent Auction
May 13, 2022
The first annual Jack Shockley Peacemaker Open and Silent Auction happened on May 13, 2022. From the miracle money putt before the golf outing to the final bid at the silent auction, the day was a huge success. Many thanks to all the Warriors for Peace who helped raise over $30,000 for the cause of bringing peaceful change to the world, one life at a time.
2nd Annual Jack Shockley Warriors for Peace Memorial Blood Drive
Dec 6, 2021
On December 6th, we held the second annual Jack Shockley Warriors for Peace Memorial Blood Drive at Christ the King. Fulfilling our mission through action: we will seek to honor Jack by bringing peaceful change to our world, one life at a time. Special thanks to Purpose 4 My Pain, Christ the King Catholic Church, and Green Bean Grocery Delivery!
1st Annual Jack Shockley Warriors for Peace Tennis Tournament at Broad Ripple Park
July 10, 2021
On Saturday, July 10th, we held the first Warriors for Peace Tennis Tournament. In the initial year, it was organized to be a fun with a little league atmosphere. We see it as an event that can grow and engage families in our mission.
The first year was great success with 16 entrants. Congratulations to the champion Danny Pruitt (defeating Susie Winternheimer in the championship match), who played great tennis all day. A special thanks to everyone who helped in organizing the event and the participants!
We are excited to continue to expand the event in the future! ️
National Gun Violence Awareness Day & #WearOrange in Indianapolis
June 6, 2021
June 4th, 2021 marked National Gun Violence awareness day. Throughout the weekend many #WearOrange events took place to raise awareness towards gun violence. A few of the local Indianapolis Warriors and the Shockley family attended an event put on by Moms Demand, a chapter of Everytown for Gun Safety.
Broad Ripple Park Clean Up & Jack's 25th Birthday Party at Blind Owl Brewery
April 25, 2021
On Sunday, April 25, 2021, the Warriors for Peace celebrated Jack Shockley’s 25th birthday. The day began at 8:00 at Christ the King Catholic Church, where Father Todd said the Mass, which was offered in Jack’s memory. After Mass, the Warriors served the community by cleaning up a stretch of roadside at Broad Ripple Park, near the tennis courts where Jack played so often. That afternoon, we celebrated Jack’s birthday with food and drink and friendship at the Blind Owl Brewery. It was an almost perfect day. Though we missed Jack’s physical presence and good humor, we felt his spirit with us the entire day. Happy 25th Birthday, Jack!