Friday, September 14, 2018

Juday Creek Golf Course

Granger, Indiana

$85 Per Golfer

Congratulations to winners of the 2017 Kickoff Classic: Irv, B.J., Mike and Jeff Kloska.

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

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.

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

The 15th annual Kickoff Classic golf outing has been scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018 at Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger, IN. The outing begins at 9:00 am on the eve of the Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt 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 sweetpeafoundation@comcast.net


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

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

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

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

Although it seems like yesterday, fifteen years have past since I last held my oldest daughter. The memories of our time in multiple hospitals remain vivid in my mind. From the day Grace was born at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, to several months in hospitals located in Indianapolis and Chicago, and finally back to South Bend, the one thing that was constant was our ability to find the best care for our daughter.  

We had good experiences with multiple doctors who collaborated in an effort to seek answers to Grace’s ailments. If the medical staff was unable to find answers, we had the ability to seek out the best medical advice from multiple doctors. Since the standard tests for SMA were negative, it took several months for doctors to determine that Grace did in fact have the disease. Although the results were devastating to Suzanne and I, we were able to work with many doctors who were finally able to determine that she had SMA. Once we learned that her condition would eventually take her life, we had the ability to determine the extent of the medical care she would receive during the rest of her short life.

We are thankful to the many great doctors who dedicate their lives to helping sick children and a medical system that allows parents to make decisions that they feel are best for their sick child.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Sweet Pea Foundation and God Bless the USA!

Warmest regards,


Pete and Suzanne Letherman