Ride on…Todson sponsors May Institute; salutes successful 2010 Rodman Ride
For the fourth consecutive year, North Attleboro-based Todson, Inc., distributor of Topeak bicycle accessories and OnGuard Locks, sponsored the May Institute’s Rodman Ride team.
By: Todson, Inc.
In addition to Todson contributing $5,000 towards the May Institute’s donation, Todson staff joined the Institute’s team and the more than 1,000 riders who participated in this year’s Ride--which included a 25-, 50-, or 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour to raise funds for a wide variety of children’s social service agencies across Massachusetts. Todson also donated a bicycle and Red Sox tickets to the Rodman’s Ride raffle.
“The May Institute is a non-profit that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Todson. So as a distributor of cycling accessories, it’s an absolute no-brainer that we participate as part of the Institute’s Rodman team,” said Todson President and CEO Neal Todrys, who completed 25 miles for his part in the Rodman Ride. “Having participated in the Ride for several years, it’s gratifying to see how it’s grown because that means even more charities and non-profits across Massachusetts are benefitting.”
The May Institute is one of those non-profits. The May Institute serves children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness and behavioral healthcare needs. Since its founding 55 years ago, May Institute has evolved into a national network that serves more than 25,000 individuals and their families annually. With corporate headquarters in Randolph, Mass., the Institute operates more than 200 service locations in the Northeast, Southeast, and on the West Coast.
“One hundred percent of the funds will directly benefit the estimated 16,000 children in New England who receive services from May Institute,” said Heidi Howard, M.P.A., Chief of Business Development. “We are extremely grateful to the Rodman Ride for helping us make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.”
Since its inception in 1991, the Rodman Ride for Kids has raised more than $44 million to help children across Massachusetts. That figures includes a whopping $7.2 million raised by the 2009 ride. The Rodman Ride is accepting donations until November 30, 2010 before issuing a final total for the year.
Persons or companies looking to donate to the Rodman Ride on behalf of The May Institute can contact Dana Pellitteri at firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate directly to the Rodman Ride, visit www.rodmanrideforkids.org.
World Class Sports Accessories
Todson, Inc., the exclusive importer for Topeak for the U.S., is committed to providing the best in sports accessories to consumers around the globe. Over the past 16 years, Topeak has risen to become the top cycling accessories brand in the world.
In addition to Topeak cycling accessories, Todson is the distributor of renowned OnGuard line, the toughest line of power sport, bike and gear security products in the world. The OnGuard line is available only through authorized dealers. Recognized for their legendary anti-drill and pick-proof M-Cylinder mechanism and flat key lock system, OnGuard’s locks, whether key or combination lock, are tested, approved and certified to guard bikes or power sport vehicles the world over. OnGuard is the leading lock brand in Europe, in particular, Amsterdam, the bike theft capital of the world.
Todson has successfully marketed recreational goods for more than 50 years. Now in its third generation of family ownership, Todson specializes in strategic sales and marketing, distribution, brand management and e-commerce. For more information about Topeak cycling accessories and OnGuard Locks, visit www.Todson.com or contact Todson at (800) 213-4561. The company is located at 73 N. Washington Street, N. Attleboro, Mass.
About May Institute and the National Autism Center
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs.
Since its founding 55 years ago, May Institute has evolved into a national network that serves over 25,000 individuals and their families annually. With corporate headquarters in Randolph, Mass., the Institute operates more than 200 service locations in the Northeast, Southeast, and on the West Coast. Four May Institute schools serve children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Another school serves students with brain injury.
In 2005, in response to the tremendous increase in the prevalence of ASD, May Institute founded the National Autism Center. The Center is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with ASD by promoting best practices and offering comprehensive and reliable information to families, practitioners, and communities. In 2009, the Center’s unprecedented multi-year project – the National Standards Project – established a set of standards for effective, research-validated educational and behavioral interventions for children with ASD.
Together, May Institute and the National Autism Center are committed to identifying and applying universal standards for the treatment of autism and to providing care and hope to families throughout the country.
For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org