September 2021 - Updates from the Forever Parks Foundation
Hello Friends of the Forever Parks Foundation,

We hope that this email finds everyone healthy and safe after enduring Hurricane Nicholas. We know it impacted many families in the neighborhood, but hopefully you are recovering well and able to enjoy some of the cooler weather that has come behind it.

Pearland's first all inclusive playground - fundraising update!
As of today, we are now ninety four percent complete in reaching our fundraising target. We are thrilled to announce that we have received several significant donations from local organizations and businesses including $10,000 each from HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland and the Rotary Club of Pearland. We've also received $5,000 each from the Pearland Police Officer's Association and Dow Chemical Company. Thank you to all of these organizations for stepping up to support this major project to support our community!

We now need just $60,000 to achieve our goal. We are aiming to close this gap by September so we can break ground on the playground in January 2022 without incurring any cost increases due to the demand on construction materials. We know that Pearland can help support this - for a $500 sponsorship your business or family can be permanently recognized on the Wall of Recognition at the entrance to the playground. Donate today! Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated during the month of September. We appreciate you and your generosity will make a huge impact on our community! Donors since August 21 include:

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland (Champion Level)
  • Rotary Club of Pearland (Champion Level)
  • Dow Chemical Company (Partner Level)
  • Pearland Police Officer's Association (Partner Level)
  • Dennis and Cathy Seith (Supporter Level)
  • Edward and Lisa Albrecht (Supporter Level)
  • Gloria Milena Loewy (Friend Level)
  • Leigh Otey
  • Sarah Salvato
  • James Wilson 
Houston House Band Fest - September 18th
Houston House Band Fest is a free 1-day music festival where the School of Rock "House Bands" from all over the city come together to battle it out and put on one epic show for the audience. The winning school will receive the trophy - and bragging rights - for the year!

The SoR House bands include students of all ages that show the most talent, dedication, and passion to their craft and then audition to represent their schools out in the community. The students work together to create sets of live music that entertain and inspire. RSVP here!
Register today - Ruff Runner and Yappy Hour on September 25th
Just in time for National Dog Week, Pearland Parks and Recreation is excited to introduce Ruff Runner, the re-imagined, pet-themed race for all ages. The run will feature a 5k for avid runners, while the 1k and 3k options will continue with the paw-pular opportunity to run with or without a four-legged friend.

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 today!
Trick or Treat Trail is back! Join us on October 31st
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Join us at the 15th Annual Trick or Treat Trail! Trick-or-Treaters of all ages are invited to this FREE community-wide event. Local business and organizations will line the "trail" to pass out candy and other goodies.
Mark your Calendar - Tour de Lites comes back on December 11th
Stay tuned next month when we will be sharing more details, but we are thrilled to once again bring Tour de Lites back this year. Mark your calendars for December 11th to see some of the greatest holiday light shows in town!
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?