The cold and rainy weather on Saturday, September 29th did not keep the members of Team Big Sister from giving it their all in the Rodman Ride for Kids. For the first time ever, Big Sister had three new teams riding on our behalf – Team PGR, the Yellow Jackets, and Team Big Sister & Big Dad. Our teams were proud to be represented in each race – from our brave 100-mile riders to our enthusiastic 25-milers – and finish strong in both riding and fundraising.
Team Big Sister riders have raised nearly $60,000… and they are still going! Team Big Sister co-captain Joe Realmuto, Mark Richardson, and Peter Reinhart are this year’s top fundraisers! Fundraising efforts will continue until November 15th. Click here* if you would like to make a donation to Team Big Sister or your favorite rider. All money raised will also receive a matching gift of up to 10% from the Rodman Ride for Kids.
Highlights of the day included Big Sister’s Vice President of Recruitment and Community Partnerships, Mia Roberts, taking on the her first 50-mile ride, all five members of the Yellow Jackets completing the 100-mile ride together, and having seven current Big Sisters and six Big Sister staff members among our riders!
BIG thanks to those who volunteered for us at water stops and cheering stations, and especially to our riders and virtual riders who brought us to our fundraising goal! And, of course, thank you to the many donors who supported our riders. “Generous donors like you make riding 100 miles very easy, even in wet clothes,” said Melanie Morris, captain of the Yellow Jackets team.
Mary Kate Kerins
* Please note that internet browsers other than Internet Explorer may not support this link, but you can mail donations to Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, 161 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 before November 15th. Please make checks payable to Rodman Ride for Kids - Big Sister (and a specific rider’s name in the memo line, if you wish).
Big Sister Board Chair, Max Bardeen, after finishing the 50-mile ride
Chief Executive Officer, Deb Re, helping Big Sister Allison Rogers before the ride
The Yellow Jackets with VP of Recruitment and Community Partnerships, Mia Roberts (center), at the post-ride BBQ
Team Big Sister's 50-mile riders posing happily before the ride
Our 25-milers ready at the start line
Click here to view a full photo gallery of Team Big Sister at the Rodman Ride for Kids.