The purpose of "Jake's Fund" is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Vacaville and of Amador County to participate in youth baseball programs (little league) regardless of their family’s financial status. Grants made from this Fund will help support and cover registration costs, and uniforms and equipment expenses for program participants.
Jacob Robert Andres of Vacaville and Jackson passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, July 24, having lived his 26 year life to the fullest. Born on Nov. 14, 1990 in Vallejo, he was welcomed with open arms from his parents and oldest sister, Chelsae and closed arms by his sister, Rachel, who had wanted a baby sister. She eventually warmed up to him and was one of his closest allies.
In his younger years, Jake could be found on the ball field with his family in tow, or on the water discovering new ways to catch dinner. He attended Padan Elementary, Willis Jepson Junior High, and graduated from Vacaville High School in 2009.
Baseball awakened a new love and meaning for life in Jake when he was a young boy. He played for the Vacaville American Little League, Vacaville High School Baseball team, and for two years at Sacramento City College.
Most recently Jake, aka "Nugget" joined the Preston Nine, an 1800's Gold Country Vintage Baseball League based in Amador County. It was no secret Jake had a deep love for food, and not just eating it! He spent two years as a lead cook with the Jackson Rancheria learning new tricks and exploring new foods. Before his passing, Jake worked as an electrician's apprentice with plans to join a trade school for underwater welding in the fall.