February 2022 - Updates from the Forever Parks Foundation
Hello Friends of the Forever Parks Foundation,

We hope all of our friends are keeping warm and staying active as the air stays crisp! We know spring is soon around the corner in Texas regardless of what that silly groundhog says!

Pearland's first all inclusive playground!
Great news - due to several especially generous donors, we are thrilled to announce that we have met our original target of $960,000! It's a testament to the amazing support of the business and citizens of this community that we were able to raise that money in just eight short months. Given inflation and supply chain constraints, we are working with our equipment supplier and will need to extend our fundraising goal a bit, but have several sources who are willing to step in and help us close the gap so stay tuned!

Join us at the Grand Opening!
We have teamed up with the City of Pearland to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch Phase 2 and the unveiling of our playground site and designs.

The celebration kicks off Saturday morning, March 12th at 9 AM with a ribbon cutting ceremony, following by a Miracle League exposition, ruby matches and a movie in the park Saturday evening. On Sunday, March 13th the excitement begins at 7 AM with a variety of cricket games and demonstrations. At 5 PM, we will welcome Mayor Cole and the Consulate General of India, Shri Aseem R. Mahajan to the fields! For more information visit www.facebook.com/pearlandparks.

Mayor Cole's 1st Annual Charity Golf Event
If you would like to further support the playground efforts, please join us on Monday June 22nd for Mayor Cole's 1st Annual Charity Golf Event benefiting the Forever Parks Foundation. If you would like to sign up to participate or be a sponsor, please see here.
Our 'first round' of Disc Golf fundraising started strong!
Our effort to raise funds to upgrade and improve the Centennial Park disc golf course baskets has gotten under way quickly. You can support this effort with a donation or with the purchase of a Branded Sponsorship. Click HERE to donate or Sponsor a Hole.

Special thanks to our donors who have confirmed hole sponsorships!
- Montz & Maher Dental Group
- Constable Buck Stevens

Join us for Spring Fest on Saturday, March 5th
What better way to welcome Spring time than with Pearland's newest event, Spring Fest! This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, interactive attractions, local food, and so much more. There's plenty of fun in store, so come out and enjoy everything this exciting event has to offer!

Event Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
General Admission: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway

Admission to Spring Fest is free however a wristband is required to participate in some of the rides and attractions. Wristbands are $12 and can be purchased in advance and at the event. For more information visit www.pearlandtx.gov/springfest.
Sign up today for Pearland’s Ruff Runner Pet and Owner Fun Run! - March 19, 2022
Ruff Runner is a pet-themed race for all ages. The run will feature a 5K for avid runners, while the featuring a Kids 1K and 3K options will continue with the paw-pular opportunity to run with or without a four-legged friend.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time: 7 – 10 AM
Location: Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway
Stick around for the post-race Yappy Hour, presented by Vallensons' Brewing Company for race hospitality and a presentation of medals for all registered participants. 

Register online today at pearlandtx.gov/ruffrunner.
Pearland Half Marathon + 10k - March 27, 2022
iRun Productions has selected The Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland to be the charity benefactor for the 2022 event. Participants and supporters may contribute to the foundation with a fundraising page or donation with their event registration.

Click HERE to register.
Continue to stay safe and stay well and we hope to see you on the trails soon!
Kelly Moody, FPF Board President
Interested in joining us to support this great cause?