Ted






Ted is one of two Team SOWMA riders who will be completing 100 miles for our kids in this year's Rodman Ride! We are very excited to have Ted supporting School on Wheels again this year!













1) Why do you ride?
Physical and mental fitness and I love being outdoors and challenging myself

2) What kind of bike do you ride?
Trek Madone (road), Specialized Stumpjumper (mountain)

3) How many miles do you average on a typical ride?
No ride is typical, I ride about 5,000 miles per year.  Some are morning road rides of 50 or 60 miles and sometimes I just catch the last hour of daylight after work with 7 miles in the trails on my mountain bike

Rodman Ride 2014

This was School on Wheels 7th year to be a part of the Rodman Ride for Kids, the # 1 single-day athletic fundraiser event in the country for children. Our fundraising goal this year was $200,000, 7 years ago our goal was $20,000. Thanks to our incredible riders, volunteers and staff we are on target to reach our goal which will help hundreds of children impacted by homelessness have the academic resources they need to achieve success in school and beyond. Thank you everyone who made this year’s Ride for Kids a success!

DeboraDebora is one of our students involved in our High School Plus Program; she is a previous graduate from Brockton High School and will begin her freshman year of college this September at Massasoit. She was one of the two girls who just moved into a new apartment with the help of School on Wheels of Massachusetts and Father Bill’s and Mainspring this week. She wishes to transfer to Stonehill College in the future to further her studies and hopes to one day be a doctor or surgeon.
We wish Debora the best of luck at Massasoit Community College!


What A Party
 

On Friday night over 300 people gathered at Showcase Live in Foxboro to celebrate School on Wheels' 10th birthday gala including 10 students in college and high school receiving services through our High School Plus program. Kerenne Paul, our 1st college graduate who graduated from UMass Dartmouth was our student speaker. Latoyia Edwards, an award winning broadcaster from NECN was the emcee for the gala. Over $100,000 was raised to support the education for students impacted by homelessness.

Cheryl Opper said, "It was a magical night. The whole room was filled with enthusiasm and love for our students. People are really excited to support our mission and our kids. They truly understand that our program is changing lives, and they want to be a part of it."


Cheryl and School on Wheels' Student Advocate for the High School Plus Program, Hannah Taverna joined our BSU Scholars and Michele Wakin for a luncheon with President Dana Mohler-Faria. 

BSU Scholars
We welcomed our 2 new scholars to the program: Sefora and Zachary. We are excited to announce that we have a total of 7 scholars. 
Thank you Siemens for supporting the education of children impacted by homelessness by donating $14,426.00 to School on Wheels through your Annual Charity Golf Tournament. We are extremely grateful for your continued support for our students who have no place to call home. Your commitment to make a difference for children and families in your community is changing lives!

Siemens Golf Tournament
Pictured above left to right: Linda Letellier Caring Hands Committee, Cheryl Opper SOWMA Executive Director, Betsy Wickland Caring Hand Committee.

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