2.1 min readBy Published On: September 19th, 2013Categories: Features0 Comments

A message from the South Boston Neighborhood House:

South Boston Neighborhood House, or the “Ollie,” as we are affectionately known in the community, is excited to anounce our participation in the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 28th.

Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies in Massachusetts. The Ride event, a 25, 50 and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour, takes place each September and helps to raise critical funds for the programs and services the Ollie provides to thousands of children, teens, seniors and families each year. 

For 2013, our fifth year of participation in the Rodman Ride, we have assembled our largest and most talented team ever!

Anna Milkowski competed in professional cycling for six years, reveling in the long breakway in road racing and enjoying sand pits and mud bogs in cyclocross.

Amy McGuire is a 7 year veteran professional cyclist, US and international, 2 time Massachusetts State Champion, 2 time World Championship Qualifier and Olympic distance triathlon.

Nicole Freedman was a member of the 2000 US Olympic Team in road cycling, and 2 time US National Champion, road and criterium, with over 50 professional wins, US and international. Nicole is also the City of Boston “Bike Czar.”

Jon Ramos is a Southie resident and ride leader for the 1,700 member Greater Boston Cycling & Outdoor Fitness Club.

Lily Vollman is an avid cyclist and rock climber (AMGA cerified Single Pitch Instructor) and post doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Hope Strode, former international competitor in equestrian events, is currently a  student at Harvard Graduate School of Design in Landscape Architecture and has raced bicycles for many years.

Southie weekend warriors Michael Kineavy and Jimmy Hasson, long-time Ollie staff member and South Boston native, Kathy Lafferty, our Executive Director, Barbara Macdonald and local boy gone-Hollywood-actor, Mr. Kevin Chapman, round out the 2013 Team.  Kevin plays Detective Fusco on the network television show Person of Interest.  He says, “It’s an honor to ride for the Ollie and support the great work that they do.”

The South Boston Neighborhood House family is honored to have such an impressive Team who will take to their bikes on September 28th and ride 100, 50 or 25 miles in support of the “Ollie.”   We hope you will consider a generous donation to the South Boston Neighborhood House Rodman Ride for Kids Team and make a difference in the life of a child.

Support the SBNH “Ollie” Rodman Ride for Kids Team – http://tinyurl.com/nuyf6ev