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!