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Jan 31, 2011

Funds Being Raised To Build Peter Lenz Memorial Athletic Field In Vancouver, Washington

An artist's rendering of the proposed Peter Lenz Memorial Athletic Field.
(Vancouver, WA) - Peter Lenz passed away at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a tragic motorcycle road racing crash on August 29, 2010, just one day before he was to begin his 8th grade year at St. Joseph Catholic School. Since that first day of school without Peter, his fellow classmates and all of his school community have searched for a way to remember him and his zest for life. Their search is now becoming a reality.

The Peter Lenz Memorial Athletic Field will be built on a large tract of land owned by St. Joseph Catholic Church, adjacent to the playground of St. Joseph Catholic School, in Vancouver, WA. This memorial to Peter will encompass a multi-lane running track and grass athletic infield.

The 6-lane, 300 meter track will be utilized for Physical Education class, recess activities and annual Jog-a-thon, as well as the Track and Cross Country Program. The inner field will host recess games, Physical Education activities, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, other games and, most importantly, a combination of fun and exercise for children.

It is our hope that you will help us memorialize Peter in this very special way by making a donation to the Peter Lenz Memorial Athletic Field.

Please visit to make a secure contribution by credit card or mail your gift to St. Joseph Catholic School, Peter Lenz Memorial, 6500 Highland Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.