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Sole Ryeders - Join us and cover an entire tennis court on May 12

On Saturday, May 12, Sole Ryeders challenges the community to cover an entire tennis court at Rye Recreation with coins, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Pinwheel Project in support of children with cancer.

·         Rye Recreation’s tennis courts located on Midland Avenue in Rye.  Participants can stop by the tennis courts anytime between 8am – 3pm on May 12th and place their coins on the court, or they can drop off their coins during the same time slot and a Sole Ryeders’ volunteer will put them on the court.

·         Teen volunteers will be available to assist younger children in placing their donated coins on the tennis court.

·         Other activities will include a community art project, which will be used to decorate the hospital rooms of children undergoing bone marrow transplants at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a bake sale, organized by youth volunteers

Rye’s Citibank branch, premier event co-sponsor, will provide banks for children to use to collect their coins, beverages for the bake sale, and will assist in the counting of the coins.  The piggybanks can be picked up at Citibank starting on April 16th and will also be distributed at Rye Youth Soccer on Saturday May 5th.

Sole Ryeders is encouraging individuals, families and local businesses to become ‘Coin for Coin Partners’. Coin for Coin Partners pledge any amount up to a maximum of $100 each.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Coin for Coin Partner, please email soleryeders@gmail.com.

Who is Sole Ryeders?

Sole Ryeders (www.soleryeders.org), founded in 2007, is a volunteer-driven community based organization that provides and supports local cancer-related programs. The name ‘Sole Ryeders’ stems from the founding members (who are residents of Rye, New York) and from the group’s annual participation in the 39 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The organization, which has included over 200 passionate and dedicated individuals since inception, has raised more than $1,000,000.

The Pinwheel Project  (www.thepinwheelproject.org) provides hospitalized children and their families with practical help, emotional support, and a reason to smile.  Most of the children that they serve are being treated for cancer.

updated: 6 years ago