May 4, 2019
We hope this letter finds you enjoying 2019! Although September seems months away, we are busy planning the seventh 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 300 runners and 200 walkers took to the streets of Weymouth to show support for Tanner Barbara, raising more than $60,000 for various charities and programs. The date of the run was scheduled six 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 One for the Vets golf tournament, Coops Troop Foundation, Inc., The Elden B. Johnson Library and Legion Field. In addition, we purchased gift cards for families in need at Christmas, covered medical and funeral expenses for families, sent a boy and girl to hospice camp, paid for living expenses for a stroke victim, provided mortgage relief for families with unexpected illnesses, and purchased Christmas gifts for homeless students in Weymouth. We would not be able to support these programs without the generous support of all our sponsors.
The response to the last six years’ 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 14, 2019 the seventh 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. We are also hoping that some of the proceeds from this year and in future years can be used to help ensure that the shelves of the beautiful new Tufts Library will always be well stocked and the children’s room will be our biggest focus.
Enclosed 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 is a nonprofit 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
Lester Bianco, Elizabeth Smith and Marlin
Boston Police Patrolmen's Association
Brady's Package Store (Bradys, Inc.)
Castle Self Storage
Christopher's Garden Shop
Coastal Heritage Bank
Coop's Troop Foundation
Friends of the Weymouth Public Libraries
General Flooring of Weymouth
IUEC Local 4 Boston
Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C.
Local 2222 IBEW Benevolant Fund Trust
The Law Offices of Nicole A. Cox, P.C.
James W. Parker, CPA, P.C.
Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons, Inc
K.C.'s Pub & Grill
South Shore Sports & Muscular Therapy, Inc.
Staten Island Zoo
Taylor Made Contracting, LLC