Remembering Don “Pete” Petersen

Today, July 3rd, is a significant day for our league. Today marks the second anniversary of the passing of the league founder Don “Pete” Petersen, and it was one year ago today that we announced that the name of his league was being changed to the “Pete” Petersen Basketball League.
For the last few weeks I have been wondering what to say in this post to help those that both knew Don well, and those that may never have met him undrestand his impact on the community, and on the lives of those he touched. When Muhammed Ali died I read a quote from Kareem Abdul Jabbar about the champ. I would like to “borrow” his sentiment about the Ali and apply it to Pete. Here is my Don Petersen version: Today we bow our heads at the loss of a man that did so much for his community. Tomorrow we will raise out heads again remembering his smile, his laugh, his kindness and all that he did for the sake of the children and others around him. What he did lives on in the best part of each of us who knew him.
If you are lucky you meet two or three people like Don Petersen in yoiur life. Cherish them and share their life lessons. Thanks for all you did for all of us Pete.

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One Response to Remembering Don “Pete” Petersen

  1. Superb says:

    I Was Happy to Stumble Across This.

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