When Joe Peters passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Jan. 1, 2016, the loss was felt throughout the Cardinal community. As a Cardinal graduate, class of 1985, Joe was honored in the Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017. He was a strong supporter of Cardinal students, and particularly athletes. His lifelong involvement in Cardinal athletics and his love of Cardinal kids – all kids – inspired his family, friends and school community. That is what Joe was known for.
At the time of Joe’s passing, Cardinal School District families were grappling with extremely high pay-to-participate fees for athletics and performing arts activities. There was a great need to combat the impact such high fees would have on school district families and the extracurricular programs themselves. Joe’s family members, close friends and Cardinal Boosters formed a group to facilitate the Joe Peters Memorial Pig Roast combined with the raffle of a generously donated brand-new car from Preston Chevrolet and the Chevy Network. The goal was, and still is, to honor Joe’s memory while helping Cardinal Students lower pay-to-participate fees so that all students who want to participate in sports and performing arts will be able to do so.
In the past two years, the pig roast has contributed nearly $150,000 toward pay-to-participate fees for Cardinal Athletics and Performing Arts. Your support, and the support of people like you, helps make participation in Cardinal athletics and performing arts attainable for all Cardinal students.
This year the Joe Peters Memorial Pig Roast features an exciting new venue, the beautiful and relaxing Shangri La Event Center, another generous sponsor. Enjoy your choice of pork or chicken dinner with all the fixings, including open bar (beer only), pontoon boat cruises, games and activities for kids, cornhole and sand volleyball, a Chinese auction including a 65” TV and other exciting items, and at 7:30 p.m., the raffle of a new 2019 Chevy Equinox LT.
So, join us for our 3rd Annual Joe Peters Memorial Pig Roast, Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Shangri La Event Center, 16110 McCall Road, Garrettsville (44231). Pig Roast tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for kids age 6-12. Kids 5 and under are free. Equinox car raffle tickets are $50 each. Car-raffle winner need not be present to win.
For more information or to purchase Pig Roast or Car Raffle tickets visit www.peterspigroast.org, or visit us at the ticket tent in front of the Cardinal Community Learning Center (the old CIS building) 16000 E. High St., Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 12. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you July 13.