Needles, CA: A day of fun and remembrance during the 5th Annual Horseshoe Tournament, Family Day in the Park, and Corn Hole Tournament.
A community enjoyed a day of fun and remembrance during the 5th Annual Horseshoe Tournament, Family Day in the Park, and Corn Hole Tournament held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Jack Smith Memorial Park, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.
People were seen enjoying a good game of horseshoes, delicious food, and a nice day in the park near some nice classic cars and trucks.
The Needles Chamber of Commerce and the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund presented the event which is memory of Pete Rodriguez III, IV, and V who lost their lives in a tragic truck crash on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.
Family members have told ZachNews that the cause of the truck crash was medical related and not alcohol related.
All 3 Pete’s were involved in the community they all loved, and their passing had a whole community in shock and deeply sad.
Pete Rodriguez III use to work for the City of Needles working hard to help his community, Pete Rodriguez IV worked in construction and loved his wonderful family, and Pete Rodriguez V loved baseball, and was a good student at school.
On Friday, April 8th, 2011; thousands of friends, family members City of Needles Officials, former co-workers with the City of Needles, and people who knew the “3 Pete’s” gather at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California to say goodbye to a member of the Needles’ family.
Their spirit still lives on as their giving by to the community continues with the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund.
Posted on their Facebook page, the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund’s mission is to raise funds for the purpose of donating to deserving individuals and entities that promote education, youth development, and moral growth in our community.
Deserving recipients could include but not limited to: youth programs and sports, community events, school functions and scholarships.
All programs are seen to be deserving that promote education and positive growth for the youth and positive growth for the community.
The 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund’s vision, as a foundation, is to inspire a passion for learning and self-growth, giving the youth of our community the ability to make their dreams reality and touch the lives of many as the 3 Pete’s have.
More information can also be found at the following 3 Pete’s Memorial Facebook Page website address: **
A nice day of fun well helping our youth in our community.