Rodman Ride for Kids: The Raising A Reader Riders

For the 2018 Rodman Ride for Kids, Raising A Reader MA is represented by an eager team of bibliophiles. The race is just a few weeks away and the team would love your support! All donations made to Raising A Reader MA for the Rodman Ride for Kids received a percentage match from the Rodman Foundation. Donate now!

Meet the Raising A Reader Riders.

Adam Haywood

Distance Riding: 50 miles

Favorite Childhood Book: If I Were a Moose

Profession: Strategic Accounts Associate, ezCater

Why I Support RAR-MA: Attended the 12th Annual Gala as part of my company, and was able to see the great work this cause does.

Bridget Malicki

Distance Riding: 25 miles

Favorite Childhood Book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Profession: Development & Communications Manager, Raising A Reader MA

Why I Support RAR-MA: I am dedicated to ending the cycle of low literacy in high-needs communities because literacy and education lead to opportunity. I was surrounded by books and was lucky enough to frequently share them with my parents as a child and believe that everyone should get this opportunity.

Chapman Leedy

Distance Riding: 25 miles

Favorite Childhood Book: The Giving Tree

Profession: Senior Associate Analyst, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Why I Support RAR-MA: Growing up reading with and to my older sister, parents, and grandparents was an experience for which I am extremely grateful. Those moments helped to spur my creativity, engage with loved ones, and motivate me to succeed in the future.

Jack Gilbert

Distance Riding: 25 Miles

Favorite Childhood Book: Drummer Hoff

Company, Your Title: MBA Candidate at Boston College Carroll School of Management

Why you support RAR-MA:  Reading was a hugely important part of my childhood, thanks to my parents, and I want other kids to have the same opportunity to fall in love with books as I did. Raising a Reader is a great organization in helping provide that opportunity to children.


Mike Dakers

Distance Riding: 25 miles

Favorite Childhood Book: Harry Potter

Profession: Senior Manager of Financial Planning, Panera Bread

Why I Support RAR-MA: Reading is so important and RAR-MA makes a huge impact in the lives of our young people.

Parker Greiwe

Distance Riding: 25 miles

Favorite Childhood Book: Magic Tree House series

Profession: Clinical Research Assistant II, Boston Children’s Hospital

Why I Support RAR-MA: Reading at an early age is crucial for cognitive development. RAR-MA is making a huge impact to prepare young people for academic success.