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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 »
February 21, 2011
Julie, Rusty Sneeden, Angel Mercer, and Damon Yudichek all ran the Myrtle Beach !/2 Marathon on Saturday. We represented Team Dykeman very well. Damon was the first to cross the finish well under 2 hours. Way to go stud! Then myself, Julie and Rusty. Julie did awesome, she will be able to post even better times at the next race. I better watch out. My very special friend Angel Mercer wanted to run with us, she works out all the time but runs very little. Well, SHE DID IT. She completed the Half. This was her first. Awesome!
We had a small after party, where we ate Oysters and had Bloody Mary’s to Celebrate!
This Wednesday is the sign up day for the Marine Corp Marathon. I would recommend signing up on the first day. The race will fill up pretty quick. Please spread the word about Team Dykeman Runners. Recruit runners to join us.
Please don’t forget to Friend Team Dykeman on Facebook.
Send emails to the group on Wednesday day to let everyone know that you are signed up.
I am not a Marine, But i run for one!
Cousin Andrew Bateman
February 16, 2011
I’m in and psyched. I’m also arranging and hosting Team Dykeman festivities for MCM weekend.
First. We have a Team Dykeman room block at the key bridge Marriot for Fri,Sat, and Sunday. If you don’t know this hotel is right on the course in Rosslyn so runners and spectators will enjoy the convenience. Rooms are 159 per night. I’ll send the reservation link when I get it from the hotel.
I’m working the details of a pasta / high carb dinner the night before the race. Marriot wants to charge us 25+ per head to have it in the hotel. I’m sure the food will be good but the price is steep. Let me know if you know of corporate sponsors that want to sponsor the meal or other cool team Dykeman chachkies(sp?) And events.
Finally, for those that can make it after the race, we’re hosting a post race party just a few stops out the orange line from the race hotel.
That’s all for now.
February 4, 2011
Registration for the October 30, 2011 Marine Corp Marathon is February 23. Please register early, it will fill up quickly. Please respond to all, if you are going to run this year. This is going to be the biggest Team Dykeman event yet. We will have a block of rooms set aside in the next week. The dinner on Saturday before the race will be earlier in the afternoon this year.
Please spread the word to other runners that you know, ask them to run with us. Please spread the word to as many Marines as possible. Most of us are not Marines, but we run for them!
Please go to Team Dykeman on Facebook and “LIKE” us.
Special Thank you to the people that ran the City of Oaks Marathon with Team Dykeman this year. I really needed you this race, and you all came through for me.
Please take a moment and support Kevin Handly who qualified for Boston at last years MCM. Good Luck Kevin, and keep training in the snow!
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January 26, 2011
From Kevin Handly
MCM XXXVI Registration opens Feb. 23, 2011. The race date is Oct. 30. Put both of these dates on your calendars NOW. Registration is expected to close very quickly this year, based on what happened in Boston.
Had the privilege of running a couple of loops around the Boston Common last night with Bill Rodgers, 4-time winner of both the Boston and the New York Marathons. He was giving a bunch of us charity runners some tips on running Boston. What a great guy!
If you want a good general guide to running that is good for your family as well as you to use, I recommend Rodgers’ A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running. It’s in its 3rd edition, newly out in paperback. Lots of helpful tips and concepts without getting too technical, like so many of the running guides do.
It’s been mighty cold up here training at 5 a.m. in (literally) subzero temps. This Saturday’s long run will be 15 miles. So far no frost bite, no lung bite and no injuries. Extreme caution required, however.
Very pumped for the Annual Team Dykeman MCM event.