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Team Big Sister Rides Towards Success

Posted 10/02/2007

This past Saturday, 26 dedicated individuals got their bicycles in gear  and strapped on their helmets for Big Sister as they participated in this year’s Rodman Ride for Kids in Foxborough, MA. Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s team of 26 riders were charged with raising at least $750 each in sponsorships to support our mentoring programs for girls.  Donations are still coming in, but we are projecting a total of $20,000 raised by Team Big Sister!  A huge thank you goes out to our riders who went above and beyond our fundraising goals for this event.  Both the number of riders and the money raised are unprecedented in Big Sister’s history of participating in Rodman Ride.

With an average cost of $1,000 to make and support a Big and Little Sister match relationship, the money raised by our riders will go toward matching another 20 girls in Greater Boston with a caring, adult female mentor. We would like to congratulate these incredible individuals for their efforts.

Team Big Sister Riders*
Sarah Berson, Duffy Bond, Alec Brennan, Brooke Brennan, Mike Brennan, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Courtney Gerhart, Jessica Good, Susan Hooper, Maren Johnson, Kristen Kohlmeyer, Meg MacPherson, Daniel O’Toole, Charlie Phillips, Deborah Re, Peter Reinhart, Mia Roberts, Allison Rogers, Doug Romich, Trevor Romich, Jessie Saacke (50 miles!), Lisa Scannell, Stephanie Scibilia (50 miles!) , Pat Tietbohl, Allison Vasil (50 miles!) and Dorothy Yu.

Not only did we have 26 members of Team Big Sister, we also had several wonderful individuals who volunteered their time to help out at Rodman Ride. These people are Big Sister staff members, friends and family members of riders and Big and Little Sister matches. A big thank you to our volunteers for spending their Saturday afternoon supporting our team.

Big Sister Volunteers
Gail Baker (Big for a Day volunteer), Big Sister Julie Stephenson with Little Sister Lydia, Big Sister Nancy Christiansen with Little Sister Angelique, Big Sister Amanda Wells with her Little Sister, Big Sister Leah Mastrototoro with Little Sister Arismar, Scott Matthews, Big Sister staff member Diane Zipoli, Big Sister staff member Sheila McCabe and her friend Katie Klister, Big Sister staff member Lionelle Demosthene and her sister Lise McKenzie, and Kathy & Tom Johnson (Maren Johnson’s parents).

We hope to see everyone again next year along with even more new faces who are willing to go the extra mile (or 25!) for Greater Boston’s girls!

*all riders participated in the 25 mile tour, except where noted.