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.
It is time to sign up for the 4th annual Pete Frates 5K! Race is November 4th!
Thanks to past fundraising, construction of the park is underway. We will be using the funds from this year’s race to ensure we have the long term resources to keep the park well maintained for many generations of children. Please use the button below to sign up. Online registration will be open until 11.1.18 at noon. You can also sign up the morning of the race on site at Lynch Park starting at 8:30am. Packet pickup will be available at the New England Running Company at 43 Enon Street in Beverly from 9:30am to 6pm on Saturday November 3rd.
If you are interested in being a race sponsor, please contact Becky Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org