More than 500 riders hit the road on September 24th as we celebrated the 32nd Annual Rodman Ride for Kids in Foxboro, MA! With 42 Partner Organizations in attendance, we kicked things off at 9am at a new location – 38 Neponset Avenue in Foxboro. This year’s Ride offered both 25- and 50-mile routes and a virtual “Choose Your Own Adventure” option where participants can select any activity they desire to raise money and support the cause.
“The Ride for Kids serves as a culmination, giving us an opportunity to celebrate the tireless year-round work of our Partner Organizations. Having an opportunity to come together with more than 1,000 riders, volunteers, and donors who have committed their time and resources to brightening kids’ lives is truly an inspiring experience,” said Amy Rossman, Executive Director at Rodman for Kids.
Funds raised at the Ride positively impact tens of thousands of kids annually, having raised $148 million in the last 32 years of the Ride! The annual Ride for Kids event expenses are fully funded by the Don & Marilyn Rodman Foundation. Therefore, 100% of all funds raised through riders, virtual participants and sponsors go directly to programs, resources, and opportunities for kids. We are currently on track to raise $3 million!
Before she started the Ride, we asked Letta Neely, Associate Director of Rodman for Kids Partner Organization Apprentice Learning, what makes the Rodman Ride for Kids so special. She said, “(The Rodman Ride for Kids) is special because we can put our bodies where our minds & our hearts are also, and help raise money for kids. And at the end of the day, I expect to be really tired and really happy with what we’ve accomplished.”