|Alpha Kappa Psi presents the Joe Smith Hike-A-Thon in is honor. This event will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at Manastash Ridge. We will be having a competitive hike starting at 1:00p.m. & beginners hike at 1:30p.m. Tickets will be $10 and all proceeds will go to his family.
Mark Joseph ("Joey") Smith died unexpectedly February 18, 2013 in Ellensburg, Washington. Born June 15, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Joey's family moved to Enumclaw where he started fifth grade and later graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1999. His exceptional field goal kicking and punting skills took him to Central Washington University where he earned Division II Football All American honors in 2003, then continued his love of football with the Yakima Mavericks minor league team, earning the 2007 Special Teams Most Valuable Player award. In 2008, a lifelong dream of his came true when he was signed as a kicker with the New York Jets, proudly wearing jersey number four. While Joey did not make the final cut with the Jets, he dedicated himself to maintaining his kicking skills so he would be ready for the next opportunity. After several years managing the Starlight Restaurant in Ellensburg, his current position was outlet food services manager at Suncadia Resort, Roslyn, Washington, where it was also convenient for him to pursue his other sports passion, golf.
Announcement stop date: 2013-06-03