On Sunday, May 6th nearly 200 people gathered in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood to participate in Family Promise’s 25th annual Hike or Bike fundraiser, which supports our programs serving homeless, working families.
It was a fun day filled with hiking, biking, music, dancing, food, games, giveaways and prizes, and we’d like to thank EVERYONE—from our enthusiastic hikers and bikers who braved the weather (again) to their families, friends and colleagues who generously supported their efforts to our dedicated volunteers (the best ever)—for making our Hike or Bike such a big success!
Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the help of our generous sponsors including Freedom Bank, TD Bank, Visions Federal Credit Union, Sharp and PSEG. Thank you as well to the many local businesses and organizations who donated food and services to the Hike or Bike, including Kilroy’s Market in Glen Rock, Cyclesport of Park Ridge, SUEZ, Kings, Starbucks of downtown Ridgewood, Ridgewood Hot Bagels, Dunkin’ Donuts of Glen Rock, The Sensible Fork, Puzo’s Family Restaurant, Thumann’s, Frito-Lay, The First Congregational Church of Park Ridge (popcorn cart), Call Us Clowns, Girl Scout Troop 96471 (crafts), Ridgewood Emergency Services, Family Promise Youth Council for the Homeless and our fabulous DJ, Scott Reddin.
Here are the top fundraisers and prizewinners:
Top Individual Fundraiser: Richard Chun
Richard and his family have been participating in the Hike or Bike nearly every year since its inception in 1993. This year, Richard was joined by his son, Thomas for the 15-mile bike ride.
Top Fundraising Team, 1st Place: Team God Speed—St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck
Steve and Beverly Rosignolo are members of this team and participate each year in honor of their son, Adam. You can read Adam’s story here.
Top Fundraising Team, 2nd Place—Team Fleisher
Top Fundraising Team,3rd Place—Family Promise Youth Council
Top Fundraising Team, 4th Place—First Congregational Flyers of the First Congregational Church of River Edge
Winners of Raffle Prizes for Top Fundraisers:
Maureen Hanley won a new bicycle valued at $500 donated by Cyclesport of Park Ridge, and Joy Mei Damato (member of the Family Promise Youth Council) won a game night package donated by the Family Promise Board of Trustees.
P.S. It’s not too late to donate to the Hike or Bike! Your donation to Family Promise can be in support of an individual hiker or biker, a team or a general donation to Family Promise. Click HERE to donate now.