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 »
September 17, 2010
On August 21st, Patrick Bateman (Phil’s cousin Peter’s son) completed his first Triathlon representing Team Dykeman.
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!
June 3, 2010
June 4, 2010
Please come out and stand along the travel route to show your support for a convoy of Military Personell returning home to Central New York from Afghanistan!
We will be meeting at the Northbound Welcome Center on Rt 81 at 3 pm.
Fly your flags, wield posters, wave your hands, and salute the troops as they pass.
Let them know we appreciate every sactrice they’ve made for us.
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November 11, 2009
As I wrote the headline, I paused for a moment on the word serve. Should it be serve or should it be served? I quickly decided that serve was the right, as service to our country never ends. To all those who have died, to all those who have retired, to all those currently in the armed forces — all continue to serve! We at Team Dykeman thank you for your service and all the freedoms your service provides us.
I was passed a link that I thought very appropriate to a include on Veteran’s Day.
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 »
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 »
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
TEAM 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 »
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 »
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!