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 »
November 10, 2010
My 4th marathon is in the books. It was the toughest yet. Thank you to all of the runners and supporters. Without you, I couldn’t have done it. Steve Nolan ran Ebenezer Church Road with me, Paul Groff ran all of Umstead Park. At the end of the race Rusty Sneeden and his family were there to support me.
All of the runners… Read the rest of this entry »
November 3, 2010
We wish you luck this weekend , our heart and soul will be with you all the way !! Congrats Kevin Handly and Steve Nolan as well .
Andrew , Captain Phil would be so proud of you !! I just want to raise my hand to you guys with a toast and say Thank You !! It is the small things in life that we do that leaves our legacy behind and it is things like this that bring the good out in People and also makes People be better and want to be better ! As you are running hard and feeling like you are not going to finish and you ask yourself why am I doing this , I want you to think about the other thoughts that you are putting in other peoples minds about the good that we all have in us . Even though some of us do not run you are filling our hearts with warmth , envy and respect !!! Keep up the good will and keep that smile on your face .
We support you 110% .
Know this Guys , what you do is not taken lightly and the Example you set is above and beyond what words can say !
October 27, 2010
We have a Happy Hour scheduled for 3-7pm on Friday, November 5th at the offices of Archer Investments at 4900 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 105, Raleigh NC 27609. This is our kick off to the City of Oaks Marathon November 7th. We have around 10 running. That is awesome. Added to our Team is Adam Martin, Caroline and Lauren. Thank you, I look forward to meeting you. Also a long time friend Steve Tytran from my Hockey team is running. We ran together last Sunday. Special Thanks to Matt Archer and Tess Martin for Hosting the Happy Hour Kickoff! Read the rest of this entry »
October 11, 2010
On Sunday Andrew participated in the first of two marathons he has scheduled. Yesterday he ran the Century Marathon in Fulton, NY. Twenty-seven days from today he will lace up his running shoes for the City of Oaks Marathon in his home town of Raleigh, NC. Sunday, Andrew turned in his personal best time of 4 hrs and 41 minutes. Outstanding! Andrew was joined by his brother Stephen who ran the Half Marathon.
The Century Marathon course goes right by… Read the rest of this entry »
October 6, 2010
Who was Captain Philip Dykeman?
He was my cousin. Our Mother’s were twins. We grew up together. I introduced him to his wife; I am the God father to his daughter Ashlee.
Phil has 3 children; Austin who is 11 is the same age as my Morgan. Twin girls Emilee and Ashlee, age 8 same age as my Alyssa. He was more than just my Cousin.
He was my best friend.
He enlisted in the Marine Corp at the age of 20 Read the rest of this entry »
September 29, 2010
Wanted to check in to see how everyone was doing. I am going to Fulton NY to run the Century Marathon October 10th,THEN running the City of Oaks Marathon November 7th. What am I thinking!?! I am as ready as I will ever be. What races are you running? What is going on in your life?
Rick Roebuck competed in a Triathlon last weekend in Atlanta! How did you do? How big was the race?
This year I have been lucky enough to train with Steve Nolan and Bob “Bibby” Moore. They have kept me going. I just hang back let them set the pace and listen to them talk. Then the run is over. Thanks guys!
I want to Thank everyone for their support. Especially my wife Julie, without her I would not have started Team Dykeman.
Please respond and let us know what you are up to.
Remember I am not a Marine, I run for one!
Cousin Andrew Bateman
November 7, 2008
Below are videos of Andrew’s odyssey over 26.2 miles in the City of Oaks Marathon. I watched all 3 prior to posting and I think Kathy is right the Bateman’s certianly have the crying gene. Go ahead, I dare you watch all 3… Read the rest of this entry »
November 5, 2008
We did it, is more like it. I finished the Marathon in 5 hours 1 minand 22seconds. Not bad. It was because of all of the support that I received that I was able to run the “City of Oaks” Marathon. There was never a point that I wasn’t going to finish. I would never disrespect a Fallen Marine. I ran for my Cousin Phil, I know that he was with me. I wished he was there to carry me. But it is our job to help carry on his memory.
Thank you for all that have contributed and to all that will continue to. This is not over. Later this week I will get an update on how much we have raised for the Captain Philip J. Dykeman Memorial Scholarship Fund. I know that we have not reached out goal, YET! The website www.teamdykeman.com ,by Friday, will have a total. We will also have a video and pictures of the Marathon.
As I ran through the finish line the announcer said” # 139 is Andrew Bateman member of Team Dykeman. He is running for Captain Philip J Dykeman, United States Marine Corps. He was killed in Iraq in June.” I didn’t catch the rest, I was pointing to the sky. Paying my own tribute. ” WE DID IT” Read the rest of this entry »
November 4, 2008
Hello to everyone
Andrew did it! 26.2 miles and smiling at the finish line ( and he didn’t even know there was a massage at the end) Amazing doesn’t even begin to come close to the man or the event-I know I look forward to whatever is next and the time spent together helping. The sacrifices, effort and time(money ,too) to create a lasting legacy for someone that I love, we all love, and miss so very much…well somehow it’s starting to come together for me and I see a glimpse of the “good that comes from everything”. Thank you Andrew. I love you. And Phil–I love you too.
(Captian Phil’s Sister)