Marty Weiner is a long-time supporter of School on Wheels and the organization’s efforts to provide educational support to students impacted by homelessness. Marty is ever present at SOWMA events, with his smile and enthusiasm, and ready to help.
Marty at the 4 on 4 Basketball Tournament
How many years have you been involved with School on Wheels of Massachusetts’ Basketball Tournament?
I have been involved in directing the School on Wheels of MA 4 on 4 Basketball Tournament since its inception, 5 years ago.
What was your role in planning the event as well as your role the day of?
Our committee: Neal Opper, Russell Opper, Carl Engelbourg, Cheryl Opper, and me have worked together each year to make the event run smoother, and raise more money. On tournament day, I get the pleasure of introducing everyone to the day: the format and the participants. Then I get to sit back and watch the teams compete.
(From left to right: BSU President Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, Zachary Wright, Lorenz Marcellus, Milca Paul, Sefora Alcindor, Christie Coulter, Amber Julian, BSU’s President next year Fred Clark, Cheryl Opper, Nepthalie Paul, and Director of the BSU Scholar’s Program Michele Wakin.)
The BSU Scholar’s attended an end of semester luncheon on Monday, March 16. President Mohler-Faria introduced the Scholar’s to the University’s future president, Fred Clark. The two joined the Scholar’s, along with Cheryl Opper and Michele Wakin, to discuss their experiences at Bridgewater State, how their scholarship has made an impact on their lives, and what their plans for the future are.
Pictured from left to right: Marina Goding. Jenna Rapoza, Emily Skalski, Jenna Elsesser, and Ashley DeBloisFive students who were accepted into the Numb3rs project at Stonehill College collaborated with School on Wheels of Massachusetts this year to design mathematical tasks for use by tutors and students involved in SOWMA. The result of these efforts is a series of Flash Math Books. These books will be used by tutors to help us improve the skills of our students. They offer exciting activities for the students and step by step instructions for the tutors. We are looking forward to using them during our tutoring sessions.
Thank you ladies for your dedication to improving the lives of children impacted by homelessness!
Teams of four will compete in the tournament to raise money for School on Wheels students who have been impacted by homelessness. The referees donate their time and Oliver Ames donates their gym facilities to support the organization.
2015 4on4 Basketball TournamentThe 2015 School on Wheels' Basketball Tournament was sponsored by Evolution Sports and took place at Oliver Ames High School on Saturday March 2015. Twenty-four teams competed in a 4-on-4 tournament, which was sponsored by Evolution Sports. Mallory Breen, a junior at Oliver Ames High School kicked off the tournament by singing the national anthem. Great job, Mallory!
Last year's tournament raised over $10,000 to provide school supplies, tutoring, mentoring and college assistance for students who have lost their homes. Thank you everyone who made this tournament a great success!
Congratulations to our 2015 winners!
A Team Winners - Motivation Church
(From left to right) Chris McLaughlin, Jason LaPlanche, Kyree LaPlanche, Crystopher Jackson, Peter Uzoma, and Cheryl Opper, Founder of School on Wheels of Massachusetts
B Team Winners - Express
(From left to right) Rico Gomes, Amare Gomes, Neal Opper, Justin Santos, Ryan Costello, Sean Grover, and School on Wheels Founder Cheryl Opper
View pictures of the tournament on our Facebook page!
AIM HIGH FOR SOWMA's KIDS!
Join us March 25, 2017 for some HOOPla!
Click here for information THE 2017 SOWMA 4ON4 TOURNAMENT
Saturday, March 25th
for the 7th annual
"4 on 4" Basketball Tournament
to benefit children in your community impacted by homelessness.
Check in - 9 a.m. Game start - 10 a.m.
Oliver Ames HS, Nixon & Old Gyms, 100 Lothrop St. in Easton.
Shout out to our listed sponsors for supporting our kids' education.
Get your game on and let's box out homelessness!
For grade 9 through basketball centurion legends and beyond.
Registration closes March 15, 2017
The 2016 SOWMA 4on4 Tournament
On Saturday March 26, twenty-three teams competed in a 4-on-4 basketball tournament at Oliver Ames High School in Easton to raise over $11,000 for School on students who have been impacted by homelessness. Referees, time keepers and snack bar volunteers donated their time, and Oliver Ames donates its gym facilities to support the students we serve. This year we thank Eastern Bank, the JDerenzo Companies, Karen Francioso-Howe and The Farmer's Daughter for sponsoring the tournament and supporting our kids' education.
Congratulations to Our Winners!
Division A Winners - Boneyard
Division B Winners - Opper
View pictures of the tournament on our Facebook page!
School on Wheels Basketball Tournament sponsored by Evolution Sports took place at Oliver Ames High School in Easton.
On Saturday March 21, 24 teams competed to raise money for School on Wheels students who have been impacted by homelessness. The referees donated their time and Oliver Ames donated their gym facilities to support the organization. Mallory Breen, a junior at Oliver Ames HS kicked off the tournament by singing the national anthem. Great job Mallory!