Lester Bianco, Elizabeth Smith and Marlin
Redwood Global LLC
Knights of Columbus No. 5027
Taylor Mde Contracting, LLC
Weymouth Firefighters Local 1616
IUEC Local 4 Boston
LStar Southfield LLC
Liberty Bay Credit Union
M&M Transport Services, Inc.
K.C.N. B., LLC
Christopher's Garden Shop
Boston Police Patrolmen's Assn., Inc.
Weymouth Rotary Club, Inc.
Head over Heels Gymnastics, Inc.
Richard Doyle Wood Flooring, Inc.
Local 2222 IBEW Benevolent Fund Trust
Boston Housing Police Patrolmen
Bay State Physical Therapy
Coastal Heritage Bank
Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C.
Councilor Mike Molisse
Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons, Inc.
County Treasurer Joe Connolly
T.J. Lacey - Weymouth Town Councilor
Safety Savvy Kids & Grown Ups
Heidi's Skin Care
Mayor Robert L. Hedlund
Weymouth Club, Inc.
May 1, 2017
We hope this letter finds you enjoying 2017! Although September seems months away, we are busy planning The Fifth Annual In Memory of Me Tanner B Road Race. As we plan for another year we would like to thank our past sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants. Everyone working together, makes Tanner’s Run one of Weymouth’s finest days!!
The In Memory of Me Tanner B Road Race is a 5k run and a one mile fun run/walk that honors the memory of Tanner Barbara. Approximately 450 runners and 200 walkers took to the streets of Weymouth to show support for Tanner Barbara, raising more than $36,000 for various charities and programs. The date of the run was scheduled four years after Tanner passed away and was truly a day of remembrance and celebration of his beautiful life.
The proceeds from last year’s race were donated to South Shore Support Services and Joanna’s Place. In addition we were able to make several monetary donations. These included providing a lifetime medical device to a first grader after surgery, lodging expenses for a sick patient's family members, funeral expenses for a local male, clothing to a young girl struck by a car, cleaning services to a breast cancer patient, purchasing Christmas gifts for a young girl whose father recently passed away, and food and toiletry gift cards to local families in need. Also, new picnic tables at Legion Field in memory of Carl Powers. We would not be able to support these programs without the generous support of all our sponsors.
The response to the last four year’s event was so overwhelming. We wanted to make sure the meaning behind this event continued on so that the running community could continue to show its support for the Barbara Family. The Tanner B. Race was established to honor the memory of Tanner J. Barbara, son of John and Becky, brother of Evan and Dylan, friend to all. Tanner was taken from us unexpectedly, at the young age of eight, but he will always live on in the hearts of family and friends who loved him dearly. It was fitting to honor Tanner with a race, because he was a kid who loved to move. Whether tumbling in the gym, running for touchdowns on the football field, or just rollerblading with his friends in front of his house, Tanner was happiest when he was on the go.
On Saturday September 16, 2017 the fifth annual in Memory of Me Tanner B Road Race will be held. The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Frederick C. Murphy Primary School in Weymouth and includes a 5k road race and one mile fun run/walk. There will be music, children's activities, and lots of great raffles. The proceeds from this year’s race will go to various family and children’s charities and programs.
Below is an application to sponsor the race which highlights each level of sponsorship. To become a sponsor, please complete the application indicating the level of sponsorship you would like to offer. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted.
Our tax ID number is 46-1710767. The In Memory of Me Tanner B, Inc. organization has been awarded non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization status.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Tanner B Road Race Committee
Click 'DONATE' below to sponsor via paypal, or 'Download Form' for a pdf version.