2nd Annual Golf Tournament – Hotel Information

May 10, 2010

Rooms have been reserved at the Comfort Suites for both FRIDAY, JULY 9TH, and SATURDAY, JULY 10TH..with a room rate of $115.00 per night (plus tax). 

You can contact the hotel or Lisa at 315-752-0150 to book your room. Be sure to mention the Team Dykeman/Andrew Bateman block of rooms for you discount.


Team Dykeman goes 17 for 17!

October 27, 2009

What a weekend! This past Sunday Team Dykeman entered 17 runners into the 2009 Marine Corp Marathon. All running to honor the memory of Capt. Phil. I am most please to announce that all 17 runners completed the 26.2 miles. Way to go team! Read the rest of this entry »


Marine Corp Marathon – Announcement Letter!

October 20, 2009

Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know, my friend and cousin, Captain Philip J Dykeman, USMC, was killed in action on June 26, 2008, while serving our country in Iraq. Phil died at the young age of 38 leaving behind his wife of 10 years, 3 children – Austin, 10; Emilee, 8; Ashley, 8 – and an extended family stretching across the country that miss him dearly with every passing day. Read the rest of this entry »


A lasting Legacy

June 26, 2009

On June 26, 2008, the life of Phil Dykeman came to a sudden end.   A father, a Marine, a cousin, a friend.  There are many around the world today who will pause to remember.     Phil touched the hearts and minds of everyone he met.   Phil was my cousin.  I believe there is about 11 years separating us so we weren’t really close growing up.   But in 1998 when he attended Marine Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Quantico, I got to know Phil, the man, a little better. Read the rest of this entry »


March 3, 2009

captain-philip-j-dykeman11TEAM DYKEMAN SCHOLARSHIP 
IN MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN PHILIP J DYKEMAN

Team Dykeman is a family sponsored award that supports graduating students from the Central Square School District. 

This scholarship is named after Captain Philip Dykeman USMC, a 1988 graduate of   P.V. Moore High School, who was killed in Iraq on 26 June 2008.

This scholarship is to honor Captain Dykeman and all of those that have served and sacrificed for this country by focusing on giving back to the community.   

The Community’s values of Family, Unity, Loyalty, Faith, and   Determination are part of what Captain Dykeman stood for as a good citizen and Marine. Read the rest of this entry »


We did it! from Rusty Sneeden

February 17, 2009

Well , we did it ! This is the second race but not the last . This was my first one and I really want to say how good it feels to be part of such a great thing . The support for us running and the support that teamdykeman is getting is unreal . We all go through rough patches in our lives but somehow family and friends always pull together and I have truly witnessed the effect that it can have on me personally and others . Read the rest of this entry »


Myrtle Beach half-Marathon…. tomorrow!

February 13, 2009

The Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon is tomorrow February 14th 2009. If your in the area please come and support our run. We need all of the support we can get; 13.1 miles is a long way. We run for Team Dykeman proudly. Tomorrow we have 9 runners participating.

I want to THANK everyone for their support for the Scholarship. We have had a good start, but we are not finished. To date we have raised $ 5,800 and our efforts, with all of your help, continue. In the Fall, we will be awarding our first scholarship in Captain Phil’s name.

We are excited to carry the name of Captain Philip Dykeman USMC who was killed in action (Iraq) on June 26, 2008. Only 8 months ago. He is survived by his wife and three children. ( age 10 and twins age 6) — MY children are the same age.

A special Thank You to Rusty Sneeden. He has taken it upon himself to be active in supporting Team Dykeman. Not only is he running in the Race Saturday morning, but he is spreading the word about the scholarship. Rusty, you truly are a good friend and a Great Person.

We are not Marines, but we run for one!
Always Faithful
Andrew Bateman


A BB Gun for Christmas…by Art Dykeman

January 16, 2009

I left for boot camp on 26 DEC 1984.   The first Christmas I was home for was in 1986.  I came home for about 3 or 4 weeks.  I can’t remember all of the presents but PJ wanted a BB gun.  Those of you who knew our mother know she didn’t care for weapons.  I couldn’t have a BB gun growing up.  Mom and I had long discussions about it.  I actually tried to push for a .22 Rifle but it didn’t go anywhere.  So after all the discussions and promises to teach him how to use it safely I was allowed to get him one. Read the rest of this entry »


Dear Family and Friends,

October 17, 2008
Phil at work in Anbar

Phil at work in Anbar

As many of you know, my friend and cousin, Captain Philip J. Dykeman USMC was killed in Iraq June 26, 2008. 

 

Phil died at the young age of 38 leaving behind his wife of almost 10 years, 3 children – Austin, 9; Emilee, 6 and Ashlee, 6 – and an extended family stretching across the country that miss him dearly with every passing day.  ‘Captain Phil’, as his troops called him, served as a Marine for 17 years.  His service took him to over 20 countries across the world. Captain Philip Dykeman gave his life for our Country and now it is time to give back.

 

I would like to officially announce that I am running the “City of Oaks” Marathon in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sunday November 2, 2008 in honor of Capt. Philip Dykeman’s life and service to the United States of America .  My training consists of both short and long runs throughout the week (my longest run was 20 miles last Sunday).  Every time my feet hit the ground, I think of Phil and I am able to run just a little bit faster and just a little bit farther. He is my inspiration.

     

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 Scholarshipthrough 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.


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