Smartie Pants Trivia Night Recap!

Thank you to all who joined us Saturday night for our Smartie Pants trivia night! We raised close to $7,000, which will help send 14 more students to college.

We’d like to thank our corporate sponsors this year: Calibre Press, Keefe & Keefe, Simmons Hanly Conroy and State Construction. We also thank all of our silent auction and raffle prize donors.

Donations are accepted all year long – you can use the “Donate” button on the menu. We are a 501(c)3 charitable foundation, so all qualifying donations are tax-deductible.

We also have merchandise available, and all proceeds from those sales go to the Foundation fund as well.  Click our Merchandise page to see our inventory. This year’s newest item is our reusable travel tumbler.


I am already planning next year’s event, and I hope to see you there!

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Smartie-Pants Trivia Night!

Join us November 22, 2014, for Smartie-Pants Trivia Night – our sixth annual fundraiser to benefit the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Foundation.  The Foundation funds scholarships for high school students wishing to pursue higher education.

The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 402 E. Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL.  Doors open at 5pm, trivia begins at 6pm.  Stay after for live music provided by The Pedestrians!

We will offer silent auction items and raffles, including a special raffle to benefit Backstoppers.

Tickets are $20 per person, or purchase a table of 10 for $200.  Contact Kim at 618.407.2321 or to make your reservations.

Fundraiser Flyer

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The Backstoppers, Inc. 50/50 Drawing

Our annual fundraiser will be held on November 22, 2014, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in O’Fallon, IL.  We are hosting Smartie-Pants trivia night!  All proceeds benefit our scholarship foundation which assists deserving students from the Collinsville, Illinois area with their dreams of higher education.  For $20 per person or $200 per table of 10, you can claim the title of Smartie-Pants!

At our previous fundraisers, we have also chosen a local charity to support, such as The Cinderella Project, The Red Cross, or our local foodbanks.  This year, we have chosen The Backstoppers, Inc. Backstoppers assists the families of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics or EMTs.

Due to the unease in Ferguson, Missouri, Backstoppers has postponed their popular Guns and Hoses fundraiser which is traditionally held before Thanksgiving.  Many families rely on the money raised by Backstoppers to help them, especially during the holidays.  We would like to help Backstoppers this year by hosting a special 50/50 drawing.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.  Half of the money collected will benefit Backstoppers and help them to continue offering financial support to the families of fallen first responders.

You can purchase you tickets through Paypal below.  You do not have to be present to win.

We thank you in advance for your support of the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Foundation, and your support of The Backstoppers, Inc.


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Application for the Jessica Uhl Memorial Scholarship at SIUE


Applications are now being accepted for the Jessica Uhl Memorial Scholarship at SIUE. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Incoming freshman at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Graduate of Collinsville High School
  • Overall grade point average of B or higher
  • Primarily interested in pursing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences in Speech Communication or Mass Communication
  • Secondary consideration will be given to students planning to major in other disciplines of the College of Arts and Sciences (please see the application for full details).

This scholarship is offered in memory of Jessica Uhl, who wanted to go into marketing or public relations when she graduated.  Helping a student reach their goals of higher education is just one of the ways we try to keep Jessica’s memory alive.

To apply, click this link for the fillable PDF form – Uhl Scholarship application 2014.  The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.

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Upcoming Events for the Sixth Anniversary

The month of November is significant for those who knew Jess and Kelli. We try to plan events to mark the anniversary of their deaths. This is our sixth year without them.

Our annual memorial blood drive will be Monday, November 4, from 3pm to 7pm at Dorris Elementary School in Collinsville. All donors will receive a free t-shirt with our Foundation logo.

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Our memorial food drive will be Saturday, November 23, from 1pm to 4pm at the Schnucks store in Collinsville and the Schnucks store in O’Fallon. Donations can be dropped off before November 23 at the Collinsville Police Department, State Construction in O’Fallon, Lite Brite in Trenton, or the American Legion in Mascoutah. All donations benefit the local area food banks.



Finally, we are having an online fundraiser through Thirty-One Gifts. You can browse and order at this link –

Becky Loyet is donating her commission from the event to the Foundation.  Becky was Maddy and Kelli’s daycare provider.

As always, thank you for your support!


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Denied – Again.

The ex-trooper’s appeal to have his license reinstated has again been denied. He has requested another hearing, which will be in November. We will continue to fight!003

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Please Voice Your Opposition!

The ex-trooper has asked for another hearing to have his driver’s license reinstated.  I will be attending the hearing, which is scheduled for next Thursday, January 17, at 2:30 pm in Mt. Vernon to give a victim impact statement.  Back in July, many of you wrote letters supporting our position that he not be allowed to have his license reinstated.

As this new hearing date was given to us on such short notice, I would ask that if you would like your opinions heard by the hearing officer, please leave your opinion in the comments or email me at  I will present your statements when I attend the hearing. Thank you so much for your support.

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Tropical Trivia Fundraiser!


Join us for the Fifth Annual Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, November 24, 2012.  This year we will be hosting a trivia night – Tropical Trivia!

We will be holding the event at the KC Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois, located at 402 East Highway 50, O’Fallon IL 62269.  Doors open at 6pm, trivia begins at 7pm, and after the trivia tournament, we will have music, dancing and lots of fun!

The cost is $20 per person or $200 per table.  Feel free to bring in snacks but please note all beverages must be purchased from the KC Hall.

To reserve a table, please contact Kim Schlau at 618/407-2321 or by email at   Also, if you can help us our with donations for door prizes or silent auctions, please give me a call.

Space is limited so make your reservations now!!

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Upcoming Events – November 2012

On November 5, 2012, we will hold our annual blood drive in memory of Jessica and Kelli.  It will be at the KC Hall in Collinsville, IL, from 3pm to 7pm.  The street address is One Columbus Plaza, Collinsville, IL 62234.

Our annual fundraiser – Tropical Trivia! – will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the KC Hall in O’Fallon, IL.  Doors open at 6, and in addition to the trivia contest, we will have a silent auction, raffles, and other fun activities.  More details will be available later this week as to costs and how to reserve a table.

As always, we thank you for your support and hope to see you there!

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The Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway

Today a section of Interstate 64 between Mascoutah, Illinois and O’Fallon, Illinois will be dedicated as the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway.

Many thanks to Sen. William Haine and Rep. Dwight Kay for their work in having Senate Joint Resolution 40 passed to bring this memorial to a reality.

We hope this memorial will serve not only as a reminder that unecessary high speed and distracted driving can be deadly, but also serve as another way to remember Jessica and Kelli, as their deaths were senseless and avoidable.


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