In honor of our beloved neighbor Pete Frates, Friends of Pete worked with the Beverly City Council to change the name of our neighborhood playground to “Pete’s Park. Changing the name was an exciting first step in a larger vision that will transform the park into something worthy of Pete’s namesake.
The vision is to transform the park into an all-inclusive, multi-use, integrated park that meets the ADA’s (American’s with Disability Act) standards of accessible design. A park that Pete can visit to watch his daughter Lucy play with his nieces and other neighborhood children.
The people of Beverly feel this would be fitting tribute to Pete and honors his commitment to increase awareness for ALS; and his mission to help raise the funds that will help find a cure. To learn more about Pete, click here – http://www.petefrates.com/
We need your help to make this a reality. There is a non-profit group, Friends of Beverly Parks and Recreation tasked with raising money and designing and executing on the vision to make it a reality.
Those interested in donating should make checks payable to Friends of Beverly Recreation and mail them to Pete’s Park, 13 Middlebury Lane, Beverly, MA 01915. Checks should be marked as ‘Pete’s Park’ in the memo line. The Friends of Beverly Recreation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible.
The efforts kicked off with a bang last year with the inaugural Pete’s Park 5K. The race exceeded all expectations and was embraced by the north shore community. Over 1000 runners participated and the race cleaned up at the North Shore Road Race Guide annual awards by winning: Race of the Year, Best First Year Race, Best 5K Race, Best Post Race Party, Best Race at Which to Volunteer. With this auspicious start we expect this race to become an annual event for runners all over New England.
Register now for 2017:
Excited to announce this year’s race will be November 5, 2017 at Lynch Park in Beverly at 10am. This is an all inclusive race – run, walk or wheel – all are welcome. Please click this link to register today. Click Here to Register Now
To Sponsor the race please contact Becky Holden firstname.lastname@example.org
To Volunteer at the race please contact Debbie Cunha email@example.com
Food Trucks at 2017 Race
Special Guests: Joining us at the race will be Pat the Patriot, Wally the Green Monster from the Red Sox, Lucky the Leprechaun from the Celtics, Baldwin the Eagle from BC, Gully from Endicott, the St. John’s Prep Eagle and the Beverly High Panther.
A Special Thanks To Our 2017 Sponsors
HOMERUN and TRIPLE SPONSORS!
Iron Tree Service, LLC
North Shore Timing Company
Single Source Marketing
Sudbay Automotive Group
New England Running Company
98.5 – The Sports Hub
Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply
Gentile Brewing Co.
Lux Realty North Shore
Next Generation Children’s Center
Orange Theory Fitness – Danvers & Swampscott
The Greater Beverly YMCA
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Smart Home Solutions, LLC
State Rep. Jerry Parisella
Super Sub/Casual Catering
Ward 6 School Committee Lorinda Visnick & Family
SINGLE SPONSORS & DONORS!
Back on Track Chiropractic
Bertucci’s – North Beverly
Boston Bagel Company
Modell’s Sporting Goods – Beverly
Monadnock Mountain Spring Water – Distributed by New England Spring Water Co.
North Shore Music Theater
Old Planter’s Brewery
St. John’s Prep
Stop & Shop – North Beverly
Zolotas Kitchen & Bath
Mayor Mike Cahill
Sun N’ Air Golf Center