Founded in 2022, The Smile Like Jack Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization that was established to honor the legacy of an avid outdoorsman, Jack William O’Brien. The Smile Like Jack Memorial Fund’s mission is to raise funds in support of the preservation of the outdoorsman lifestyle, educational programs, habitat enhancement, and community outreach.
January 2024, The Smile Like Jack Memorial Fund donated $10,000 to STM high school to help purchase a second school van. This was a very special donation as Jack and almost all of his family members attended this school and are a part of the#STMFamily Thank you ALL for your support as you have helped make this donation possible by your endless generosity.
2023-2024 Donations & Grants
The first annual Smile Like Jack Memorial Race was nothing short of amazing. The outpouring love we received from our small community of Otis, friends, and family (those near and far) is invaluable.The O’Brien family thanks you. This has not been easy, however the support from all of you has been of great comfort.
THANK YOU to: Candy Chaffee, Tanya O’Brien, Star and Mike’s nieces: Darby and Keelin Bailey, Derek Poirier from the Highway Department, Lori Curtin, Karen Amanti, Berkshire Running Center, The Knox Trail Inn, The Otis Fire Department, The Otis Police Department, The Town of Otis, every single sponsor, everyone who donated a prize for the raffle, all of our volunteers, and every person who showed up for the O’Brien family on July 9.
Again, we have no words to express our gratitude.