Six years after Fairway teen Jake Clough lost his life following a bicycle accident, the foundation started by his family in his honor has provided more than 6,800 bicycle helmets to local kids. And that number will likely go over 7,000 at next week’s VillageFest Fourth of July celebration.
Headstrong for Jake will be hosting its annual Prairie Village bike rodeo at VillageFest from 10 a.m to noon. In addition to a fun bike safety training session, the first 300 children will receive a free helmet on a first-come, first-serve basis. Headstrong for Jake is also looking for additional volunteers to help at VillageFest. For more information about the volunteer opportunities and the Headstrong foundation, visit headstrongforjake.com.