The 5th Annual Peter French Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the Jamestown Golf Course in RI. Van again organized this fun tournament, where lots of Pete's friends got together for a day/weekend back in the old haunts of Newport. After a competitive match among the nine foursomes, the winning team was "Better Without JK", including Rob Thatford, CJ (Chris Joseph), Mike Morris, and Ken J. They ended up -4 in this "best ball" tourney. A barbeque followed, with a raffle for 4 Celtics tickets (courtesy of Julie DelMastro). All proceeds went to Pete's Foundation. Hopefully, this jovial tradition will continue, though probably it will move to Massachusetts.
Chris again organized and directed Love To ComPete, the 2nd annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, which was held at the Manchester Field courts in Winchester. Teams from the Greater Boston area competed in two divisions - Boys' High School and Men's Open. The Men's Open division winners were Team Netgain, led by former Miami star Anthony Taylor. The winners of the Boys' High School division were the Silver Palate, a group from Chelmsford High School. We had quite a few sponsors this year, so we were able to raise about $2,800 for Pete's Foundation. Many thanks go to Coach Quinton Dale (Pete's H.S. coach) for helping with the planning and day-of organization. Our volunteers were a tremendous help, and we especially appreciate the time Pete's close friend Dean McClearn put in.