Rusty Sneeden says it best!

November 3, 2010

Andrew ,

         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 !

Sincerely ,

Rusty Sneeden


Team Dykeman represented at the 35th Marine Corp Marathon

November 2, 2010

Special Thanks to Kevin Handly!  He ran the 35th Annual Marine Corp Marathon Sunday!  He is also Captain Philip Dykeman’s cousin.  He is awesome for running this race for us.  He made me very proud.  Kevin also posted a Boston Marathon qualifying time.  Congratulations! 

Saturday Steve Nolan completed a Half Iron Man Triathlon!    Congratulation Steve!  That is amazing.  Read the rest of this entry »


One down one to go!

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 »


Team Dykeman needs your help!

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 »


Marathon Season is here…2 planned for the Fall!

September 29, 2010

Hello Everybody,

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!

Always Faithful,

Cousin Andrew Bateman


Team Dykeman Competes in Hillcrest Triathlon

September 17, 2010

On August 21st, Patrick Bateman (Phil’s cousin Peter’s son) completed his first Triathlon representing Team Dykeman.

Patrick crosses the finish line!

Patrick along with 125 other kids swam, biked and ran in an event meant to engage kids in outdoor activities. Patrick participated in the 9-11 yr old category where they had to swim 2 laps of the pool, tranistion to their bikes for a 3.5 mile ride and then run .75 miles.

Throughout the event Patrick wore his Team Dykeman shirt and proudly wore his finishing metal the rest of the weekend. Everyone at Team Dykeman is very proud of Patrick’s accomplishment. Patrick’s Dad sponsored Patrick and will be donating $100 to Team Dykeman!


2nd Annual Captian Phil Golf Tournament – This Weekend!

July 6, 2010

The 1st Annual was such a huge success that we’re going to do it again! This Saturday, July 10th at Greenview Country Club, family and friends will hit the links to benefit the Captain Philip J. Dykeman Memorial Scholarship. Its not too late to join the fun! Golf fees, door prizes, longest drive, closest to the pin, plus steak dinner all yours for $75.

Everyone is welcome! Please join us Saturday at 1:00 at the Greenview Country Club, 87 Whig Hill Road, West Monroe, NY 13167.

For more information click here!


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 »


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