the 2018 Rodman Ride for kids 
The nation's #1 one-day athletic fundraising event supporting at-risk youth 


September 22, 2018 


FOXBORO

 

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and ride
25, 50 or 100 miles for our kids! 

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity that raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations like SOWMA that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is to have every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live.

The Rodman Ride for Kids will top the funds we raise with a 5% match.

TOGETHER LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS! 

Click to learn more about The 2018 Ride! 


 


 
 

THANK YOU! 

Thank you for Opening more doors for more kids 

during our 2017 Open the door gala. 

We were honored to present

Jim Blake, ceo of Harborone bank,

with our 2017 champion for our kids award.

the moving tribute to cheryl, and inspiring testimonials

from students, were captured in a VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY.

together with you - we will continue to 

level the playing  field for even more students

impacted by homelessness.  

thanks to our friend and emcee - NECN's brian shactman 

SEE brian's sowma feature HERE! 

November 16, 2017

Showcase Live, Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA

 

our evening of jazz and dining included a special tribute to:

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Cheryl Opper, SOWMA's Founder and Executive Director
Read her daughter Lindsay's heart-warming tribute here.

 


 Honoring our 2017 "Champion for our Kids"


Jim Blake, CEO, HarborOne Bank

For his loyal generosity in Opening the Door to education and supporting the
children and youth in his community impacted by homelessness.

  

  

Our amazing students shared their stories of courage, resilience and triumph

Thanks to our 2017 Gala Emcee


Brian Shactman  
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, NECN 

Featuring 


Lisa Yves
Internationally-renowned jazz vocalist www.lisayves.com

 

 

thank you for this evening of heartwarming inspiration!
we raised more than $135,000 to help more kids realize their potential! 

 Click here for the 2016 Open the Door Photo Gallery!

 

Rodman Ride for KidsSchool on Wheels is proud to be affiliated with the Rodman Ride for Kids, an umbrella matching gift charity which raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk youth in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is to help every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live. 100% of your donation directly benefits SOWMA through the Ride for Kids. When our fundraising goal is reached, we will receive an additional 3% match on all Ride donations.


Don't Miss Our Video

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Every child deserves a backpack filled with
school supplies needed for school.  

YOU can help ensure they do! 

The 100 Families Challenge is our annual drive that brings together 100 families or individuals, who each raise $100 to support the educational needs of our students.  

Any dollar amount is welcome to help provide new and customized backpacks, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring and college assistance to children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

 

Every Dollar Donated

 Up to $10,000

From May 1 - June 30th 

Will Be Doubled

$100 becomes $200 

$10,000 becomes $20,000 


This generous gift match is offered by 
Jay & Claudia Weed and Family

Outrunning Homelessness 2018

Kids helping Kids!
Siena hits the trails each year to help schoolmates impacted by homelessness.

 

Thanks to our Anchor Sponsor

 

You ran, walked & wagged for our kids! 

 

 View the ENTIRE PHOTO GALLERY

More than 500 runners, walkers and volunteers made great strides and raised $60,000 to help children stay on track and in school.

 

Emcee & award-winning broadcast journalist Brian Schactman readies for the race with SOWMA founder Cheryl Opper

 

 

Congratulations TO OUR 2018 WINNERS

Matthew Crawley of Stoughton and Rachel Kublin of Easton

 

 

many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers
and "mud rudders" who rallied for our kids! 

shout out to...


DJ Joe Lupica

 


Photographer Rich Morgan

 

J.M. Pet Resort and Pet Vet


Thanks to Marty Weiner, Kyle Sousa & Neil Levine
who jumped on the bus to set up and marshall the course.   

 

top dog winner for sponsor tributes

 
 "Sir JAMES" Marcus Augustyniak

 

special thanks to top fundraiser

Wendi Levine - with husband and race marshall team member Neil

 

DON'T MISS OUR ENTIRE PHOTO GALLERY - CLICK HERE! 

 

 

If you missed the event you can still help provide customized school supplies, books, tutoring and mentoring to help kids stay on track and in school. 

Donate here! 

 

 

 


THANKS TO OUR teamS, VOLUNTEERS and REFS

Oliver ames high school 

organizers Neal & Russell opper and Marty Weiner

hosted by MUTUAL BANK



aiming HIGH FOR SOWMA's KIDS! 
 

SHOUT OUT TO THE 2018 WINNERS OF OUR A and B DIVISIONS!  

2018 DIVISION "A" FIRST PLACE
Samsonite Shooters
(L-R) Cedric White, Andrew Musler, Nick Corbas, Dan Martin, Jr., Jeremy Colin and SOWMA's Cheryl Opper

2018 DIVISION "B" FIRST PLACE
Team Mousis 
(L-R) Phil Mousis, Peter Ozuma, Cam Andrews, Bill Larkin, Demetri Mousis  

 

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE 2018 PHOTO GALLERY!  

 


 

more than $12,000 was raised in 2017.  Here's that recap:  

More than 120 players formed 24 teams and covered four courts at Oliver Ames High School in Easton during for the 2017 7th annual 4on4 Tournament. 

College players representing WPI, Syracuse, Providence College, Stonehill and Memphis State tipped off with area 
high school teams and local veteran recreational players - some with 40+ years of playing time - in a spectacular display of strong competition.

Shout out to the players, our volunteers and of course our winning sponsors!  

A big THANK YOU to Oliver Ames High School for donating their beautiful gym facilities for 7 consecutive years to make this event possible.  

Kudos to the professional referees, who donate their time to officiate these games. 

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