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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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Doc Wayne Tees off at Key Golf Tournament

20 Sep

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David Cohen, Doc Wayne CEO, participating in the Golf Tournament

On Monday September 12, 2016 members from Doc Wayne Youth Services participated in the Key Program, Inc./ Rodman Ride for Kids 15th Annual Golf Tournament. The Key Program/ Rodman Ride for Kids Golf Tournament is an 18 hole charity golf event held at the Fall River Country Club in Fall River, MA. The proceeds go towards the Rodman Ride for the Kids.

There were over 100 participants taking part in this event. Doc Wayne had two teams of 4 playing in the tournament. The first team was made up of CEO David Cohen, Board Chair Chris Ernest, Development Committee member Reed Bundy and Craig Wolgast who is a friend of Doc Wayne. The second team was made up of Board Member Travis Hall and three members from his network Melissa Sommer, Brett Mirliani, and Dorothy Zahir. Development Coordinator Katie Ardrey participated by riding around in the golf cart and taking pictures of the event. The two teams had fun competing with each other despite losing a couple of golf balls in the water. David Cohen’s team finished 3 over par while Travis Hall’s team finished 2 under par. Hall’s team also finished 4th in the entire event. Melissa Sommer won a prize for the longest shot of the day by a female golfer!

The Golf Tournament was a successful event filled with fun, laughter, and fundraising for the Rodman Ride for Kids. After the golf tournament a luncheon took place, which included a raffle and auction.

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Reed Bundy, Doc Wayne Development Committee, member takes a swing.

Unfortunately the members from Doc Wayne were outbid in the auction. However, Katie won a $50 Chili’s gift card from the raffle! All fees that were paid for our Doc Wayne members to participate in this event are going directly towards Doc Wayne’s fundraising goal for the Rodman Ride for the Kids. Members from Doc Wayne are participating in the Rodman Ride for Kids which is taking place on September 24th, 2016. There is no overhead charge at the Rodman Ride for the Kids so Doc Wayne will keep an additional 5% of the funds we raise from this event to support our mission. 

If you would like to further support Doc Wayne’s efforts in the Rodman Ride for Kids please click here: CEO David Cohen’s page

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

Doc Wayne BiddingForGood Auction Now Open!

4 Sep

The Doc Wayne Athletic League, Inc. Auction To Support Our Efforts In The Upcoming Rodman Ride For Kids Is Officially Open

Place your bid by clicking here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Browse.action?auctionId=170947547&ctemail=dcohen%40docwayne.org&ctmid=158286594#.UEYN_NErMUs.twitter

Whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

Tell your friends. The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please refer a friend, encourage them to participate, or spread through social media.

Check out some of these great auction items!  Proceeds will support our organization and our upcoming efforts during the Rodman Ride For Kids.

Examples of online auction items include:

Basketball Meet & Greet and Clinic with Kristen Rasmussen

The winner of this auction will be able to invite up to 15 teammates to meet Kristen Rasmussen and participate in a one hour clinic with Kristen and her Simmons College women’s basketball team. The clinic will be held at Simmons College in Boston…

Evening at The Westin Boston Waterfront

AN EVENING IN BOSTON Complimentary one night stay for two in a traditional guest room and breakfast for two at Sauciety Restaurant. GATEWAY TO BOSTON Our location in Boston’s artfully revitalized waterfront district…

Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Tickets for September 25, 2012

4 right field roof deck seats for the September 25th Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Thierry Henry Autographed Puma King SL Soccer Cleat

Thierry Henry autographed cleat provided by Puma. Henry, a former French National Team star, currently is a striker for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. Playing for Arsenal is where he made his name as a world-class footballer.

Help Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.orgdo the good by providing  youth an innovative group therapy experience delivered through the medium of team sports stressing positive youth development.

Our list of participants include young people who are:

  • Victims of abuse and/or neglect
  • Underserved
  • Sexually exploited
  • Impoverished
  • Truant
  • Differently-abled
  • Mentally ill

To contact Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org

Doc Wayne’s Rodman Ride for Kids Team

15 Jul

Doc Wayne’s (www.docwayne.org) Executive Director David Cohen and GM Rebekah Roulier are gearing up for the Rodman Ride for Kids (http://www.rodmanrideforkids.org/) on September 29th! Both will be bicycling in support of Doc Wayne’s work serving adolescents through sport and the organization’s therapeutic life skills curriculum, do the good.  Please consider donating through one of the links below. 

Team Doc Wayne – Rodman Ride 2010

http://Key.kintera.org/2012/rroulier

or

http://Key.kintera.org/2012/dcohen

Funds raised through the Rodman Ride support Doc Wayne’s programming for youth living across New England and Nigeria who are:

  • Victims of abuse and/or neglect
  • Underserved
  • Sexually exploited
  • Impoverished
  • Truant
  • Differently abled and/or
  • Mentally ill
Those interested in bicycling for Team Doc Wayne (a minimum goal of $1,500 required) may contact Doc Wayne at info@docwayne.org.
Please help us do the good!

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

 

do the good!