FOXBORO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 – A team of staff and volunteers from the South Shore YMCA gathered with fellow youth-focused charities to raise money for at-risk youth programs and services through the annual Rodman Ride for Kids in Foxboro.
The South Shore Y team raised $25,000 to date to support its continued programming for local kids in need.
“This event is so special to our Y because of our long history with the Rodman for Kids organization, who share our commitment to youth development,” said Patrick Murphy, Quincy YMCA Senior Executive Director, who led this year’s South Shore Y team efforts.
Rodman for Kids is a non-profit that raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations in Massachusetts. The Rodman Ride for Kids annual event offers organizations, such as the South Shore YMCA, a platform to raise money for their programs.
The Y team of cyclists joined other charities for the 25- or 50-mile bike ride in Foxboro as part of this annual event. This year’s ride was a COVID-safe in-person event with a virtual component for at-home riders to raise funds and ride anywhere.
Riders for the South Shore Y team included 50-mile riders Anand Merchant, HR Coordinator for South Shore YMCA, and Jorge Barrios of Spaulding Rehabilitation. Steve Briggs, Harold Gerbis, Steve Tower and Clark Owen, all friends from Quincy Mutual, also rode as part of the South Shore Y team, and a team from Acella Construction joined in to support the Y. A group of local teens, led by South Shore YMCA Development Director, Kathy Quigley, volunteered to help out at the event.
“Special thanks to all our riders, volunteers and supporters,” said South Shore YMCA President and CEO, Paul Gorman. “The Rodman Ride for Kids is about community engagement and teamwork for a cause that is close to all of our hearts – helping kids thrive. Now, more than ever, kids need the connection and support of the Y.”
About the South Shore YMCA
The South Shore YMCA is a leading non-profit charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Serving the communities of Quincy, Randolph, Holbrook, Weymouth, Braintree, Milton, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hanover, and beyond, the South Shore Y provides the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive through its services and programs. Financial Assistance is a Y community benefit available to all families in need, applicable to all Y programs and services. To learn more about the South Shore YMCA, visit www.ssymca.org. The South Shore YMCA. The Better You Belongs Here.