NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS…
They say the third time is a charm. Todson, Inc., distributor of Topeak bicycle accessories and OnGuard Locks, took that to heart. In its third year as a corporate sponsor for the May Institute’s 2010 Rodman Ride for Kids team, the North Attleboro-based company increased its sponsorship to $9,000 from the $5,000 it donated each of the previous two years.
In addition to its financial contribution, five Todson staffers rode as part of the May Institute’s team in the 2010 Rodman Ride for Kids last September. The Ride, now in its 21st year, offers 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. The May Institute, which serves children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness and behavioral healthcare needs, has been an affiliate of the Rodman Ride for Kids for the past six years.
“The economy has not been kind to many of these non-profits. That makes the contributions from the Rodman Ride for Kids even more vital,” said Neal Todrys, president and CEO of Todson, Inc. “We’re happy to step up our contribution and participate in this tremendous event that helps very worthy non-profits like the May Institute continue the good work they do.”
Since its founding in 1955, 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.
Since its inception in 1991, the Rodman Ride for Kids has raised more than $52 million to help children across Massachusetts. The 2010 Rodman Ride for Kids raised $8.1 million.
“Todson’s contribution to the May Institute team goes beyond writing a check,” said Heidi Howard, May Institute’s Chief of Strategic Development. “They are committed to the cause in so many ways and we’re extremely grateful to their staff for being teammates on the 2010 Ride.”
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
Founded in 1955, May Institute has its roots in a family’s vision of enabling children with disabilities to lead the fullest lives possible. Today, May Institute provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides autism-related services to military dependents and their families, and serves all branches of the military — Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard — at installations across the country.
May Institute is one of the largest and most well-respected providers of special education schools and services for children and adults with autism and other special needs in Massachusetts and the U.S. Its programs touch the lives of thousands of individuals and their families each year at nearly 200 service locations across the country. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.