Fundraiser for Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track
The Frankfort Park District authorized Operation Playground Foundation to raise money for the purpose of purchasing a pumptrack to be named in honor of Judy Herder. The first Operation Playground Foundation fundraising event for the “Judy Herder Memorial Pumptrack” will be a Craft Beer Tasting to be held on Saturday, October 21st
from 3:00-6:30 pm at the Founders Community Center located at 140 Oak Street in Frankfort, Illinois.
Judy Herder was a member of the Operation Playground Foundation board for 17 years and was instrumental in developing numerous park projects in Frankfort. John Herder said, “Judy would love this project. She supported the idea of a track like this for years.”
The internationally award winning track is made of a composite material and will wind around a 215 foot course. It is maintenance free and because it’s not constructed of dirt, it's clean and aesthetically pleasing. The course has modular pieces which will allow for it to be reconfigured to change the course layout and pieces can be added to the track to enlarge the course. The cost of the track is estimated to be $53,000. Currently the Frankfort Park District is giving consideration to putting the track at a District Park located close to Old Plank Trail and would allow residents and trail users to enjoy the track. The track will be used by kids and adults who enjoy biking, skateboarding, rollerblading and scooters. It’s fun, safe and exciting! The track creates a community environment by bridging the generation gap between parents, small children and adolescents.
Operation Playground Foundation is seeking your support for its inaugural craft beer tasting to raise money towards the pumptrack purchase. The Craft Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 3:00-6:30 pm at the Founders Community Center located at 140 Oak Street in Frankfort, Illinois. This 21 & over event includes 12 - 3 oz. craft beer tastings, a sampling glass, entertainment by Frankfort Brass Band and raffles. Food will be available for purchase.
Beers & Cider from the following breweries will be available for tasting; Allagash Brewing Company, Destihl Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Half Acre, Off Color Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Penrose Brewing Company, Solemn Oath Brewery, Tribes, Two Brothers & Vandermill Cider Mill.
Come enjoy craft brews while supporting Operation Playground Foundation. Tickets for the Craft Beer Tasting can be purchased at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street or online at the Operation Playground Foundation website at www.opfrankfort.org
. Ticket options: $30 tickets in advance - includes 12 tickets for - 3oz tastings, $35 tickets at the door and $15 Designated driver ticket - does not include glass or beer tastings.
Operation Playground Foundation is a registered 501c3. Past projects funded by Operation Playground include Fort Frankfort, the Frankfort Bark Park, the 3on3 Basketball Courts at Main Park, and the OPT exercise facility at Michelle Bingham Park.
Please contact Gina Hassett, Frankfort Park District’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 815.469.9400.