Grace Elizabeth Letherman, Our Sweet Pea!

The Sweet Pea Foundation,

a not-for-profit foundation established in the memory of Grace Elizabeth Letherman, supports organizations and charities that help sick children and their families.

The Foundation delivers "Hug" activity bags to sick kids in hospitals.

The 16th annual Kickoff Classic golf outing has been scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019 at Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger, IN. The outing begins at 9:00 am on the eve of the Notre Dame vs. New Mexico home football game. The outing is $85.00 per golfer (includes a round of golf, cart, beverages and lunch at Wings Etc. on Grape Road in Mishawaka, IN) and will be played in a scramble format with a shotgun start.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, donating items for prizes or would like to participate, please contact Pete Letherman at 574-296-1310 or send an email to

All proceeds from the event will support the ongoing goals of the Sweet Pea Foundation.

Grace was born on All Saints Day, the day before All Souls Day. The exact date was November 1, 2002. In the Catholic faith, the month of November is considered a time to remember all those who have passed away. To pray for the souls who have left this earthly life. 

I am saddened to share with you news that
Pete's brother Rob passed away on October 17th. He had battled an illness that caused his body to fail and consequently took his life. He was only 47. 

We know that Rob is now with his niece Grace in heaven. They will continue to look down on us and guide the Sweet Pea Foundation. In the coming months we will be deciding how best to utilize memorials donated to the Foundation in memory of Rob, so that we can best honor him and his life. He was a loving son, brother, friend and a wonderful uncle, Uncle “Goofball”, and we will all miss him immensely. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Sweet Pea Foundation. We are only able to accomplish the work that we do for sick children because of the generous support we receive from donors like you.

In peace,

Suzanne and Pete Letherman


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A patient receives a stuffed toy from the Sweet Pea Foundation.

Students at Illinois State University hold a "Grilled Cheese Fundraiser" for the Sweet Pea Foundation.

Rob and his niece Grace watching morning cartoons together.

Autumn News

Upcoming Events

The Letherman Family poses with Teal Bishop in front of the mural the Foundation donated to A Rosie Place.

Congratulations to winners of the 2018 Kickoff Classic: Joe Letherman, Ron Bondrant, Pat Parker and Chris Anderson.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Juday Creek Golf Course

Granger, Indiana

$85 Per Golfer

Pete Letherman receives Marmion Academy's Ad Regnum Dei award for our work with the Sweet Pea Foundation.