Tomorrow, Saturday September 23rd, is the Rodman Ride for Kids and we could not be more excited! We are so fortunate to be a part of the Rodman for Kids mission to “have every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live.”
South Boston Neighborhood House joined the Ride in 2008 and has grown with the Ride’s success. In this time, Team Ollie has been able to raise $600,000 through the support of individuals and local organizations. The Rodman Ride represents the same commitment to community and kids that we value here at the Ollie.
The Ride is the nation’s #1 one-day athletic event raising funds for youth. Every dollar raised goes directly to kids in our community – 100% of all expenses are underwritten and the Ride will add 3% to the amount we raise.
To support Team Ollie donate here!
Meet the Team below:
Kathy Lafferty – Team Captain
Kathy Lafferty is the Executive Director of the South Boston Neighborhood House and proud captain of Team Ollie. This is Kathy’s fifth year riding for Team Ollie in the Rodman Ride for Kids. As SBNH’s partnership with Rodman for Kids has grown over the years, Kathy has become good friends with Don Rodman through their shared belief in the importance of supporting the youth in our communities.
Carole Sullivan is the Director of Senior Programs at the South Boston Neighborhood House. She has been riding in the Rodman Ride for Kids for the past six years. Her first year riding, she rode the 50 mile course but felt it was a little ambitious and is now happy to stick to the 25 miler. Carole says her favorite part of the ride is “probably the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the beer after the race.” But in all seriousness, Carole finds Ride Day very touching. The proceeds from the Rodman Ride touches many lives that we will never know about and she is excited every year to be a part of it.
Scott Summers lives in Arlington, MA and works for Boston Global Investors (BGI). BGI is very active with the South Boston Neighborhood House and instrumental in the development of the Seaport District. This year Scott is riding in memory of Joe (Dodo) Nee, a great champion of the Ollie and the South Boston neighborhood & community. Last year was his first time riding for Team Ollie, riding 50 mile course. This year Scott is pushing himself to reach 100 miles, joking, “if my 55 year-plus body can take it.”
Michael Walsh is a South Boston resident and long time supporter of the Neighborhood House. Michael has been a rider for Team Ollie in the Rodman Ride for several years now and SBNH is happy to have him for another one.