Thank you for your interest in Team Dykeman. We will be running the Marine Corp Marathon October 28th 2012! We have 10 runners, who have ran thousands of miles.
My tremendous love and respect for my cousin has moved me to action – to help support his family and carry on his name. I have established a scholarship – The Captain Philip J. Dykeman Memorial Scholarship through Paul V. Moore High School – Phil’s alma mater in Central Square, NY . Phil’s three children will follow in his footsteps there and will benefit from this fund upon their graduation. In addition to Phil’s children, each year, a recipient will be chosen from the high school to benefit from the scholarship. My goal is to ensure that Captain Philip J. Dykeman’s name carries on forever.
My letter to you today is to ask for your support, for your help, to honor this hero – this fallen Marine and to give back to his family. Captain Phil made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us – now it is time to give back. I have listed below the mailing address for Paul V. Moore High School . Please help me make the first year of this scholarship an amazing one. Please help me show Phil’s wife and children just how much the people of America care. You can make donations by check to:
Paul V. Moore HS Endowment Fund
Please notate in the Memo: ‘Dykeman Scholarship’ to ensure it is allocated to the appropriate account. Please fill out the donation form below and mail to:
Central Square School District
Att: Mrs. Lisa Fox, Treasurer
642 South Main Street
Central Square, NY 1303
If you’d like to learn more about Captain Philip J. Dykeman you can visit www.teamdykeman.com. Here you will find information about:
- Phil’s service in the Marines
- Phil’s numerous awards and recognitions
- Phil’s incredible experiences in Iraq
- Phil’s emails to ‘Cousin Andrew’ during his time in Iraq
- Comments / memories from Phil’s family and friends
- More about ‘Team Dykeman’ and our purpose and goals
On behalf of my cousin Phil, his family, and everyone who believes in supporting our troops, fallen soldiers and the families they leave behind – I thank you for your time; for your consideration and for your support.
If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (919) 795-3971.
One last note – I want to extend an invitation to all of you to come to the marathon on October 28th in Washington DC– it will be an event to remember!
I am not a Marine, but I run for one.
Andrew J. Bateman, Raleigh , NC
Proud Cousin of Captain Philip J Dykeman, USMC
This weekend several of our morning show members are Traveling to Washington DC to join 30,000 runners for the Marine Corp Marathon. On October 28th , Matt Archer, Bob McCoy, Dan and Kristine Schaefer, Andrew Bateman, Jason Stowe and Derek Bateson will run for Team Dykeman. Team Dykeman is a Scholarship fund created in the name of Captain Philip Dykeman, US Marine Corp, killed in Action in Iraq. He gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Freedoms. He is survived by his wife Ginger, 13 year old son Austin, and twin girls Ashlee and Emilee age 10. This weekend, please remember Captain Dykeman and his family, and all service men and women that have given their lives for our Country.
Team Dykeman is asking for your donations for the Annual Scholarship. Please see Andrew Bateman for more details or Visit http://www.teamdykeman.com
Thank you in advance for your support. It is much appreciated.