Why I’m a BAPA volunteer

By Mallory Fitzpatrick

I’m so glad I signed on with BAPA; I had such a great experience. BAPA’s events are so great for our neighborhood, and it was wonderful to be a part of that. By bringing so many neighbors out into a friendly, welcoming, and fun environment, BAPA really builds that sense of community and support that makes Beverly/Morgan Park such a great place to live. You really don’t realize how much work goes into those events until you’re helping out behind the scenes.

I’ve lived in the neighborhood as long as I can remember, and grew up with events like the Ridge Run and Beverly Hills Cycling Classic. This summer, watching kids dance at Family Fun Nights and seeing the Ridge Run winners cross the finish line first hand hammered home what an amazing place this is. It was so great to have a chance to give back to the community where I have my family roots. Working with BAPA’s board and staff really demonstrated how hard those people work to make our community as incredible as it is. My deepest thanks to BAPA!

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