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Rodman Ride for Kids Recap: “I’m proud to represent Doc Wayne”

28 Sep

On Saturday, September 24th  Doc Wayne participated in the 2016 Rodman Ride for Kids in collaboration with the Key Program, Inc. The Rodman Ride is the #1 single-day athletic event in the nation supporting at-risk kids. Doc Wayne’s team of eleven participated in the bike race held in Foxborough, MA.

The event was filled with upbeat energy and was an exciting place to be, similar to a carnival or fair. There were tables with various activities, delicious food and drink, and sponsorship tables. The event was packed with participants, fans, and volunteers. Congratulations to all of the volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. It was a fun atmosphere to be at and had the feel of a classic New England sports event. At the end of the race, spectators received a mini cow bell, which increased the excitement and cheering as riders crossed the finish line. During the event, the hashtag #Rodman4Kids was trending on Twitter!

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Craig Gordon, Doc Wayne Board Member finishes Rodman Ride

RIDER PROFILE: Craig Gordon, Doc Wayne Board Member, was one of several Doc Wayne members registered to participate in the Rodman Ride for Kids. Craig participated in the event by riding the 25 mile course for the 4th year in a row. Every year he rides the same trail and averages about the same time, but he gets a little better at fundraising! This year, his fundraising efforts paid off, making Craig the top fundraiser for Doc Wayne! When asked how his ride went on Saturday, Craig responded, “it was fun and invigorating.” Craig noted how proud he is to represent Doc Wayne and be a part of such an incredible organization. He hopes that next year, others will follow in his footsteps and double his fundraising efforts. A true Doc Wayne game changer, Craig starts his training for the event in August. Next year, Craig plans to tackle the 25 mile race again. In response to our questions about his favorite aspect of the ride, Craig was sure to praise the post-race fuel, “What’s great about this event is as you cross the finish line all the people are cheering for you… and the chicken sandwiches!”

For more information on Doc Wayne please contact us at info@docwayne.org or follow us on twitter @DocWayneDtG. 

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Rodman Ride for Kids!

21 May

Do you love biking on New England fall afternoons? Are you looking for a way to give back to Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.org)? Join us in Foxborough on September, 29th at the Rodman Ride for Kids!

On September 29th over one thousand riders will participate in 25-50- or 100-mile non-competitive cycling tours throughout southeastern Massachusetts. The Rodman Ride for Kids is one of the Commonwealth’s premier fundraising events; raising over $51 million for at-risk youth. The Rodman Ride for Kids is an exceptional event in which participants are cheered on by an array of volunteers and enthusiastic supporters along the route. Cyclists are provided with volunteer-staffed water stops, spotter vans, medical support, and bicycle emergency repair stations until the last rider crosses the finish line. All riders are rewarded with food, drink, music, and fun after their journey is completed!

All you need is a bike and a helmet. In a single afternoon, you can make profound and long-lasting impact on the lives of the children served by Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.org). For more information or to join the team, contact Rebekah Roulier at rroulier@docwayne.org

 

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