The Peter French Memorial Foundation made grants totaling $5,000 to the Sarver Heart Center of the University of Arizona and Johns Hopkins University for research in ARVD. Please help us find needy recipients who were former friends, classmates, athletes, or simply young adults in dire need. We know that's where Pete would want the grants to go.
The 3rd annual Love To ComPete 3v3 soccer tournament was held again at Skillings Field in Winchester on August 15th and 16th. This was the best year ever, with the tournament doubling in size to 325 competitors from 70 teams coming from as far away as VT, CT, NH, and RI. There were boys' and girls' divisions in U-10, U-12, U-14, and High School, along with a Men's Open division. It was a very busy, hot, and tiring two days, but with help from our sponsors and our many volunteers, including volunteer referees, we were able to raise $6,000 for Peter's Foundation.
Another great year for the March Madness Pool! This was the 7th annual basketball fundraiser in memory of Peter. There were 318 brackets entered in the Original Pool and 158 brackets in the Sweet 16 Pool. The winner of the Original Pool was Steve Pisarra, followed by Mary Starck, Maryanne Hughes, Krista Sheets, and TJ Miklus. Jack Quill came in 1st in the Sweet 16 Pool, with 2nd place going to Phil Murray, and Erik McMichael coming in 3rd. With half of the entry fees going to Pete's Foundation, we were able to raise around $2,000. Thank you to all who participated!
The Peter French Memorial Foundation gave grants totaling $5,000 to Johns Hopkins and the Sarver Heart Center at University of Arizona for ARVD research. We hope to give grants next year to a person or persons in dire need. Please send us referrals if you know of a worthy recipient.
Pete's Winchester High School Class of 1993 held their 15th reunion, during which they held a 50/50 raffle. Half the money collected was split between Pete's Foundation and another charity. We thank the WHS Class of '93 for their kindness and generosity!
Love To ComPete 2008, the second annual 3v3 soccer tournament, was held the weekend of August 16th and 17th at Skillings Field in Winchester. It featured divisions for GU-14, BU-14, Girls’ H.S., Boys’ H.S., and Men’s Open. Over 150 players came from all around the area, including CT, NH, and VT, and enjoyed some very competitive soccer.
All proceeds from the tournament went to the Peter French Memorial Foundation, which grants money to individuals in need and to ARVD research. This year’s tournament raised over $4,000.
It was a great year for the 6th Annual Peter French Memorial March Madness Pool (run by Chris)! There were 371 entries for the regular pool and 168 entries for the Sweet 16 Pool. The winner of the regular pool was Jay Legendre, followed by Amy Elsberry, Matt Colangelo, Joe Foley, John Finnegan, Aidan Montgomery, and Mason Miller. Chris Holman won the Sweet 16 pool, with Van French in 2nd, and Robert Wile coming in 3rd. Congratulations to the prize winners, and many thanks to all the people who entered. With the entry fees plus some additional donations, we were able to raise around $2,500 for Peter's Foundation. If your teams didn't do well, try again next year!
Two grants were given from the Peter French Memorial Foundation this year, totaling $5,000. One was to the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona for continued research in ARVD, and the other was to Johns Hopkins Fund for ARVD. Thank you to all who helped us build the Foundation. Please let us know if you hear about a person in dire need who could benefit from a grant.
We switched our Love To ComPete tournament from basketball to 3v3 soccer this year, and it was a big success. It was held at Skillings Field in Winchester and featured 39 teams in divisions for GU-12, GU-14, Boys’ H.S., Girls’ H.S., and Men’s Open. Players came from all over the area, including western Mass. and Nashua, and enjoyed some very competitive soccer on two beautiful sunny days.
All proceeds from the tournament went to the Peter French Memorial Foundation, which gives grants to needy young adults and to ARVD research. This year’s tourney raised around $4,000.
Chris ran another great March Madness pool (his 5th), which had 342 entries in the regular pool. The top seven people won prizes - they were (from 1 to 7) Jay Higgins, Rich Cody, Chris Hehn, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lynne Fussteig, Andy Nolan, and Nield Montgomery. The Sweet 16 pool had 136 entries, with prizes going to Sean Dowling, Chris Hehn, and Laura Davis. Thanks to all who entered, Pete's Foundation made over $2,000.