3rd Annual Outrunning Homelessness 2013

More than 540 runners and walkers opened their wallets and left their footprints on the trails of Borderland to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) at the Outrunning Homelessness Race & Fun Walk sponsored by Crescent Credit Union on Saturday, April 27. The fundraiser was held at DCR’s Borderland State Park for its 2nd year in a row and raised over $27,000.
The third grade students at the F.L. Olmsted and H.H. Richardson Schools in Easton are holding  a book drive to benefit School on Wheels.  The third graders worked to get the word out with posters and they have asked for donations. Over 600 books have already been collected and the project is not yet over. Their goal is to raise over 1,000 books! On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 students in Mr. Higgins' class (with some siblings from fourth and fifth grade) visited with School on Wheels of Massachusetts.


We asked some of our sponsors to tell us, in their own words, why they have chosen to support Outrunning Homelessness and School on Wheels of Massachusetts:

working on a play
In February of this year, School on Wheels’ Systems Manager, Marie, led a playwriting workshop for middle school students at one of our busiest sites. Four students took part in this two-day workshop, held during regular tutoring hours during winter break.

Recently we received a letter from one of the teachers from a Brockton Elementary School where we tutor some of our STAR students in our school based tutoring program:  
The Third Annual 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Oliver Ames High School gymnasiums.

tip off Tip Off for the 2013 SOWMA 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament

The event coordinator, Marty Weiner, reports that there were 23 teams competing in the two brackets.
The event raised $5,000.
The A  division winners were the members of Team Lego: Tom Genatossio, Bill Arria, Neil Creahan, Mike Quinn and Tom Powers

A Division Cheryl Opper, Executive Director of School on Wheels of MA poses
with team Lego and Marty Weiner, Tournament Organizer

B division winners were the members of the  Bandits: Brad Silver, Rico Gomes, Jack Mahon, Phil Mousis and Bill Larkin

banditsCheryl Opper, Executive Director of School on Wheels of MA
poses with the Bandits and Marty Weiner, Tournament Organizer

Marios pizza
Big shout out to  Mario's for donating the pizza for this event!

sowma snack bar
Thanks to Evolution Sports for being our snack bar sponsor!

The organizers of this event would like add:
  • Thank you to the administration & staff of Oliver Ames High School
  • Thank you to all the IAABO referees, who donated their time & skills.
  • Thank you to Nina Howe, for her beautiful rendition of Our National Anthem.
  • Thank you to the Oliver Ames HS SOWMA Club for providing over 20 volunteers.

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*COMMUNITY SUPPORT is vital in helping us achieve our goal of providing academic stability and hope for all children in our state who have no place to call home.

The 2014 SOWMA 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament will be held on March 29, 2014.

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