Ralph Petersen Memorial Baseball Fund
Ralph Petersen was just 48 years old when he passed away of heart complications. He devoted his life to hundreds of boys on Chicago’s south side; giving them a chance at baseball and hope for a better future. The Sports Shed discovered Rosemoor Little League and Ralph in 2012. Ralph was working to add more teams and provide quality equipment and uniforms so the kids could compete at a higher level. Ralph poured all his time, energy and personal money in the program ensuring his kids had the best chance possible to play.
Tina Sernett, Executive Director of The Sports Shed said this at Ralph’s funeral, “I love and respect Ralph Peterson a ton. He gave from his own wallet regularly, worked from his hospital bed, and always showed gratitude and encouragement to everyone.” The Sports Shed is committed to supporting Rosemoor League and other surrounding leagues in memory of Ralph. There is no better way to honor him than by providing needed resources to keep these baseball programs going strong!
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