Team Dykeman

June 20, 2018

Team Dykeman is a Volunteer organization whose goal is it remember Captain Philip Dykeman USMC KIA.   Captain Dykeman was killed June 26 2008 in Iraq.  We raise money for an annual Scholarship.  We have two events each year.  The Team Dykeman Golf Tournament and The Team Dykeman Runners.  The Golf Tournament is July 14th 2018.  The Marine Corps Marathon is October 28th2018.  We need golfers and runners.  Please let us know if you are interested in playing, running, or donating!

This June 26th 2018 marks the 10 year Anniversary.  Please remember Captain Dykeman’s family.

We want to thank you for your support!  Over the past several years, we have been able to present scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated a zest for life similar to Captain Phil.  The scholarship fund also recognizes young men and woman that are joining the Armed Forces.  We provide a scholarship for them also.  It is used to help their families travel to graduation from Basic Training!   We need to keep this drive alive!

We are not Marines but we run for one!

Semper Fidelis,

Cousin Andrew Bateman

Abateman@trisure.com

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Marine Corps Marathon 2016 – The tribute continues!

October 22, 2016

It’s that time of the year again.  We are running the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30th 2016.   We are not Marines, but we run for one!   We miss Captain Phil and run to pay tribute to his love for his family and service to our country.

This is a special year!  Captain Phil’s son, Austin, is a high school senior and will be graduating from the the same high school at his father.  It will be our honor to award Austin with one of this year’s Team Dykeman scholarships!

As we prepare for next week’s marathon, we want to thank you for you support!  Over the past several years, we have been able to present scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated a zest for life similar to Captain Phil.  We need to keep this drive alive!

We are not Marines but we run for one!

Semper Fidelis,

Andrew

 


4,000 miles in memory of Captain Phil!

October 22, 2015

Good Morning on this brisk October morning.  We are 4 days from the Marine Corps Marathon.  We are going to run 26.2 miles in the honor and memory of Captain Philip J. Dykeman, USMC KIA.  I am very excited and have the pre-race jitters already.  The ones that have run in the past know what I am talking about.  This mission to run only has one outcome.  We are going to complete this mission.  I am grateful to have the continued ability to run in honor of my Cousin that I miss so much.  This is not something that I would have been able to do without a greater purpose.  Just think, this is my 10th Marathon.  That is 262 miles right there, but it is the Journey that has gotten us to this point.  Each Marathon has been 4 months of training( between 300 and 400 miles each).  I have run 4,000 miles in the memory of my Cousin Phil, Austin, Emilee, Ashlee and Ginger.  I am not sure how far Forest Gump ran, I think it was longer.  But when you run, it may be praying, it may just be thinking, but each morning I said “ Good Morning Cousin Phil”  EVERYTIME!  I also said hello to a few others also!  Unfortunately I have added Cousin Ann and Colonel Dan McGrath to my morning ritual.

Team Dykeman’s goal is to never forget.  Team Dykeman does this by giving scholarship’s in Captain Dykeman’s name.  We cannot forget this Marine that GAVE ALL!  He has a Family that needs to know that we have not forgotten.  Many of you have given in the past, some have even run the Marathon with me.  Please consider donating this year.  I promise to finish my 10th Marathon.  The decision to do 11 has not been made yet.  Please show your support and donate to the Team Dykeman Scholarship this year.  Let me know if you have any questions on how to Donate!

This Sunday is National Wear your Team Dykeman T-Shirt Day!  Please take a picture and send it to me! Or post it on Facebook and Tag me!  Any and All support gives us strength to continue our mission.

We are not Marines, but we run for one!

Always Faithful,

Cousin Andrew,


Marine Corp Marathon 2013 – #4 for Team Dykeman

October 24, 2013

Team Dykeman!

We are 3 days and 12 hours away from the start of the Marine Corps Marathon. I am very excited about this race. All of the runners have put in the time and effort over the last 5 months.  It is time to race! (or just finish)!

 

I want to Thank You! Everyone has been very supportive as usual. This is the 5 year anniversary of my Cousin Captain Philip J Dykeman USMC was killed in Iraq. I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Team Dykeman has only begun. We have had many Golf Tournaments and Marathons. We support Team Dykeman to remember Philip and his Family. We remember his ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. The least I can do is run a Marathon for my Cousin and his family.

Please remember that we raise money for a scholarship that we give in his name to a Graduating senior every June. In June 2014 will be our 5th Scholarship. We give this scholarship to help remember and never forget.

Please consider making a contribution this year. If you want more information on how to make a donation, please reach out to me.

Next year will be my 8th Marathon and my 5th Marine Corps Marathon. I am looking forward to being able to run my 5th. With my 5th race I will have lifetime rights to enter the Marathon. This is a race that fills up in 2-3 hours! I will need support and runners for next year. It is a great race for your first marathon or a great race to do again! Please think about joining me next year. It is going to be Legend (wait for it) dary! LEGENDARY!

I will be arriving in Washington DC this Friday, getting my race packet. Then continuing on to Towson Maryland to see my Sister Mary, John and nephew Daniel. I am excited to see them. Saturday we will gather around 4 pm in the Arlington area for an early dinner. We will gather as a Team of runners that will run an individual race but with common purpose.
Sunday morning is the Race, we will gather at Arlington Cemetery and end at the Iwo Jima Memorial!  I will have Captain Dykeman’s Captains Bars that he wore home from Iraq. They will carry me to the finish. I will not fail in my mission!

We will gather after the race at Cousin Jackie Handly house in Falls Church.  All are welcome to celebrate the Race. We will toast the finishers!

The Handly’s are the Hosts with the most! Thank you for all of your support. I can’t wait to see Amelia and Ben!

Please keep us in your thoughts and your prayers as all of the runners travel to Washington DC.

 

To Ginger, Austin, Emilee and Ashlee: I love you. I do not take step without thinking of you!

 

We are not Marines, but we run for One! ( and his family)

Always Faithful,

Cousin Andrew


Raliegh Networking Social Benefits Team Dykeman

October 25, 2011

The Morning Show Chapter of BNI is hosting a networking social.  Don Stacey, owner of DS Parada Color Solon and member of the Morning Show, has graciously offered to host our event.  The event will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 6-8 pm at DS Parada.  Our plan is to ask for $10/pp at the door to cover drinks and appetizers.  Any profits will be going to support Team Dykeman–a foundation to honor and support our marine corps family (see below).    The Morning Show wishes to invite other local BNI chapters so that we will have an opportunity to meet and network with other BNI members in our area.   Please feel free to bring visitors as well!

TEAM DYKEMAN is an organization dedicated to not forgetting a Fallen Marine.  Captain Philip Dykeman, USMC, was killed in action June 28, 2008.  He has 3 children, son 12 years old, and twin girls age 9, and his wife Ginger.  We are dedicated to these kids, and that we are grateful for their Father’s ultimate sacrifice for our Freedoms!  TEAM DYKEMAN has 19 people from all over the country running in  The Marine Corp marathon is October 30th 2011, in Washington DC.  Half of the Team is from Raleigh .  Our goal is to raise money for a scholarship in Captain Philip Dykeman name! 

Please reach out to Andrew Bateman, Director of Team Dykeman. andrew.bateman@palnc.com


Marathon Training to Begin!

June 23, 2011

Team Dykeman Runners,

This Saturday June 25th is the official start date to our Training!   This is our third running season.  Thank you to all.  Our goal is the Marine Corp Marathon October 30th.  It seems so far away, but it will be here before we know it.  The training runs are the most fun.  I can’t believe it has been 3 years since Captain Philip Dykeman was killed in Iraq.  We have remembered him in each of our runs.  Our Scholarship has been successful, and impacted the lives of the next generation.  But our job is not over, we can never forget!  Please invite anyone to come run with us. 

Anyone that wants to run or walk with us.  Please come out.  We are going to meet at the IHOP on Six Forks Road Raleigh, this Saturday June 25th at 7am.  We will have a 3-4 run and a 6 mile run.  Always feel free to call me!

We have members from Italy, to California, Idaho to Florida, New York to North Carolina.  Run this weekend! Please Remember! and be Thankful!

I am not a Marine, but I run for one!

Always Faithful,

Andrew Bateman


Putt-Putt Golf Charity Fundraiser Planned in Raleigh

March 9, 2011

On May 20, 2011, Archer Investment Management and Powell, Angeli & Langford Insurance are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Charity Putt-Putt Fundraiser. Last year the event drew over 100 people, for this fun family evening, and over $3000 was donated to charities in the Raleigh, NC area.

This year’s fundraiser will benefit TEAM DYKEMAN, a scholarship fund in honor of a fallen Marine; Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s cyclist ride; NC Beginnings, supports the parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and the Michael J. Gressman Brain Tumor Fund. Read the rest of this entry »


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