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                                                                             Rodman Ride for Kids                                                                                 Saturday                    What is the Rodman
                                                                              Fundraising History                                                                            September 29                       Ride for Kids?
                                                                                     1 Million       2 Million     3 Million       4 Million
                                                                                                                                                                                     2007              The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching
                                                                                                                                                                                                   gift charity that raises funds for children’s related social
                                                                    2005                                                                $4,000,000                                                 service agencies in Massachusetts.
                                                                    2004                                                       $3,400,000
                                                                    2003                                                   $3,260,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Ride for Kids and its beneficiary agencies
                                                                    2002                                          $2,600,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                   fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride
                                                                    2001                                  $2,000,000                                                                               event, when 1,200 cyclists participate in 25, 50,
                                                                    2000                            $1,600,000                                                                                     or 100-mile non-competitive cycling tours. Held
                                                                    1999                         $1,300,000                                                                                        each fall since 1991, Ride for Kids has raised
                                                                    1998                  $1,000,000                                                                                               over $25 million for at-risk children.
                                                                    1997             $670,000

      The Ride begins and ends at the Ride for Kids
                                                                                                                                                                    The Rodman
                                                                                                                                                                    The Rodman
                                                                    1994     $240,000
   headquarters on Route One in Foxboro. After                      1993    $114,200
   crossing the finish line, riders enjoy an afternoon              1992   $61,400
   celebration that includes a top-notch barbecue                   1991   $30,000
   lunch, music, and prizes.
                                                                    Since 1991, the Ride for Kids has raised over $25 million to

                                                                                                                                                               for Kids
                                                                    help at-risk children in Massachusetts.

   The Ride for Kids has grown to include
   other events and initiatives that support
                                                                                 To make a donation to                                                                                                                               What else is the
   at-risk children in Massachusetts.                                               the Ride for Kids                                                        An umbrella matching gift charity                                        Ride for Kids?
                                                                                 or to learn more about                                                       raising funds for at-risk children
   The Marilyn Rodman Theatre For Kids                                         Ride events and initiatives,                                                                                                               Celebration for Kids is the holiday season’s
   program, a collaboration between the Ride
                                                                                                                                                                              in Massachusetts.                           greatest party, featuring the World Premier
   For Kids charity and Broadway Across America –                                   call 800-395-RIDE                                                                                                                     Band, food prepared by many of Boston’s
   Boston, a Live Nation company, introduces the                                          or visit                                                                                                                        most renowned chefs, several local wineries,
   wonder of live theatre to children in need of                                                                                                                                                                          a colossal 500-item Silent Auction and a Live
   positive experiences. The program distributes                                                                                                                                       Auction of priceless items, all set in a magical
   tickets, purchased through the charity at a                                                                                                                                                                            winter wonderland within the Seaport World
   discounted rate, to many local non-profit                                                                                                                                                                              Trade Center in Boston. Proceeds from the 5th
   agencies. The agencies host groups of children at performances                                                                                                                                  annual event, held on December 1, 2007, will help make the holiday
   in Boston’s major theatres and sporting venues, an opportunity                                             Rodman Ride for Kids                                                                 season brighter for local, at-risk children and families.
   most of the children have never had before.                                                                Lincoln Place
                                                                                                              10 Lincoln Road                                                                                               Disney for Kids sends at-risk children from
   Car Donation for Kids is an ongoing                                                                                                                                                                                      Dorchester area children’s social service
                                                                                                              Foxboro, MA 02035
   fundraising effort where community members                                                                                                                                                                               agencies, including the Colonel Daniel Marr
   donate their vehicles to charity and receive a                                                                                                                                                                           Boys and Girls Club, on a one-week, all expenses
   tax deduction in return. Vehicles are brought                                                                                                                                                                            paid vacation to Disney World in Orlando.
   to Rodman Ford in Foxboro and wholesaled                                    Phone: (800) 395-RIDE                                                                Jack Connors, Jr.                                       The children, ages 9-17, are chosen based
   through the dealership. There are no expenses                                                                                                                                                                            on criteria such as involvement in programs
   associated with the program, allowing
                                                                                      (508) 543-7892                                                               Chairman, Ride for Kids                                  at the Club, making a positive contribution to
   100% of a vehicle’s wholesale value to be                                   Fax:   (508) 543-8933                                                                                               the Club, volunteering, school grades, school attendance and leadership.
   donated to the charity.                                                     Email:                                                                                   Most have never traveled outside of Boston, been on a plane, nor
                                                                                                                                                                         Presented by:             stayed in a hotel. It is an experience they will never forget.

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                           Who Benefits from the Ride for Kids?                                                                                                  RIDE FOR KIDS – BY THE NUMBERS

                 Primary Beneficiaries                                        Additional Beneficiaries                                                                                         1,200 riders participate each year.
    Big Brothers Big Sisters establishes and supports          Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and                                                              Riders choose between 25, 50, and 100-mile courses
    one-to-one mentoring relationships for at-risk children.   working poor, supports children and families, and assists                                              refugees and immigrants in becoming active participants in                                                          439 corporate sponsors donated at least $1,500 in 2006.
                                                               their communities.
    Boston Police Athletic League provides educational,
                                                               Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) provides counseling,
                                                                                                                                                                                    61 in-kind sponsors helped keep all expenses under 4%
    cultural, and athletic programs in partnership with
    the Boston Police Department and community                 treatment, education and support to at-risk and delinquent
                                                               youth and their families in both residential and community-based
                                                                                                                                                                                    22 children’s social service agencies are major beneficiaries
    organizations throughout Boston.         programs.                                                                                              550 Volunteers keep the event running smoothly.
    Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club inspires             DSS Kids Fund serves as a support system for abused and
    young people from diverse circumstances to realize         neglected children in the care of the Massachusetts Department                                                               Over 4,000 individuals made donations
    their potential by providing opportunities for growth      of Social Services.
    to become contributing and responsible members                                                                                                                                         More than $25 million raised in 16 years.
                                                               Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts collaborates with
    of the community.                      public and private partners to develop and implement programs                                                         100% of all funds raised directly benefited at-risk kids.
    COMPASS offers a range of special education,               that support children and families, create nurturing communities
    prevention, enrichment and community support to            and promote healthy human development.
    economically disadvantaged youth and families with
    emotional, behavioral and/or learning disabilities.        House of Possibilities (HOPe) is building a respite home for                      Ride for Kids Sponsorship Opportunities                                                100%                                      special needs children that will be the first-of-its-kind to be built on
                                                                                                                                          Each year, the Ride for Kids relies on the generous support of more than 400 prominent
                                                               a college campus.                                                                                                                              of Your
    Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free                                                                                       corporations and 1,200 riders to help support vital children’s services in Massachusetts.
                                                               Judge Baker Children's Center works to promote the best possible                                                                                                           Donation
    middle school for children of economically disadvan-                                                                                  Please consider joining this impressive group of businesses and individuals. Become a
                                                               mental health of children through the integration of research,
    taged families with diverse faiths, races, cultures, and                                                                              sponsor and help support this year’s Rodman Ride for Kids.
    cognitive profiles.
                                                               intervention, training and advocacy.                                                                                                                    Helps
                                                               Kennedy-Donovan Center offers a range of community based
    GROW Clinic at Boston Medical Center provides              services annually to over 5,000 infants, children and families with        Super Spoke                              One rider           $1,000 minimum donation           At-risk Kids
    comprehensive specialty medical, nutritional and           developmental disabilities and other unique challenges.
    social services, as well as dietary assistance, to local                                                                Big Wheels                           Team of 2 riders                   $2,000                Your Ride for Kids
    children who are malnourished.                 May Institute serves children and adults with autism spectrum                                                                                                              donation helps
    The Italian Home for Children is a treatment facility      disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental       Power Pedalers                       Team of 3 riders                   $3,000                 support a broad
    offering residential and community based programs          illness, and behavioral healthcare needs.                                                                                                            range of critical
    serving special needs children and their families.         Raising a Reader promotes equal opportunity for achievement
                                                                                                                                          Road Crew Sponsors               Up to 5 riders                         $5,000                child social service                                        in children through daily book sharing from birth to age five,               • Team/company name printed on signs along Ride route                                      programs right here
                                                               fostering healthy brain development, parent-child bonding,                                                                                                               in Massachusetts.
    The Key Program, Inc. provides programs for                and early literacy skills.                                                 Water Stop Sponsors                  Up to 10 riders                 $10,000
    troubled children and adolescents through a variety                                                                                                                                                                                 For many of these
                                                                                                          • Logo on banners at all six water stops along Ride route
    of outreach, prevention, and residential programs.                                                                                                                                                                                programs, Ride funds                                                Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.                                                     • Opportunity for product promotion under the water tent at the finish line                   are the primary
                                                               combats the roots of juvenile
    Mass Mentoring Partnership strategically expands           delinquency in the inner-city                                              Start/Finish Line Sponsors            Up to 25 riders                  $25,000                means of support.
    youth mentoring by creating and advocating for             neighborhoods of Boston by                                                    • Logo displayed on the start and finish line banners
    programs, launching major recruitment campaigns,           providing innovative support                                                  • Opportunity for product promotion in riders’ goodie bags                                  Since all costs
    and securing public and private resources.                 services to youth up to                                                                                                                                                  associated with                                        21 years of age.                                                           Route Sponsors                       Up to 50 riders                  $50,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Ride are
    MetroLacrosse provides sports-based character                                                                                           • Logo on volunteer t-shirts (one color logo)                                                underwritten,
    education programs to over 500 youth in eight of
                                                               Starlight Starbright Children’s                                              • Logo prominently displayed on banners at volunteer tent, start/finish line, and            100% of your
                                                               Foundation brightens the lives                                                    other prominent locations
    Boston's historically underserved urban communities.       of seriously ill children and                                                                                                                                            donation goes                                      their families through                                                     Lead Sponsors                          Up to 75 riders               $75,000                  directly to help
    Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps                  innovative programs                                                                                                                                                      at-risk children.
                                                               that empower,
                                                                                                                                             • Logo prominently displayed on all banners at headquarters and volunteer t-shirts
    operates a variety of clinical, community-based                                                                                          • Opportunities for product promotion throughout the day                                 Your donation does
    and residential programs for at-risk youth and their       educate, entertain,
                                                               and inspire.                                                                  • Recognition in all applicable print and media opportunities                            make a difference.
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