Community comes together for the “3 Pete’s”.


Downtown Needles, CA- 2nd Annual 3 Pete's Memorial Horseshoe Tournament and Family Day- Pictures- Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Downtown Needles, CA: On Saturday, the community came together for a day of family fun in honor and remembrance of Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V, also known as the “3 Pete’s”, who lost their lives in a tragic and deadly truck crash along River Road in Needles, California on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

The day of events kicked off with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony by the Needles Recreation Department of the new Pete Rodriguez III Memorial Field “3 Pete’s” Field at Duke Watkins Park located on J Street just south of Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget read a proclamation and dedicated the field which will be use for softball and baseball games which Pete Rodriguez V loved playing baseball and now young people of the Colorado River Tri-State area can enjoy a new field dedicated to a family who is loved by many in the community.

After the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, the 2nd Annual Horseshoe Tournament and Family Day in the Park kicked off at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

Good food, great music, and a friendly game of horseshoes welcomed all who attended the event.

Money raised during the event will go to the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund which helps with programs related to education and sports for the young people of the Colorado River Tri-State area.

Organizers were happy with the turn out by the community and thank the many who participated in the event as well as the community for being there by the family side since the tragic and deadly crash.

For more information about the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund, please call: 1 (760) 326-6643 or find more information regarding the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund at the following 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund’s Facebook Page website address at:

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