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W.D. Matthews, kids, and the community


W.D. Matthews employee Dennis Richardson has teamed up with “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez who founded the Fast Freddie Foundation. Freddie is a four time US Road Race National Champion. This is a great organization whose mission is to ” inspire and provide underprivileged children with the tools to achieve personal successes by utilizing life skills learned through cycling”. With that being said, they also donate hundreds of bikes a year to this great cause. Together, Dennis and Freddie created Dennis and Freddie’s Excellent Adventure which helps the “Bikes for Tots” program created by Fast Freddie which has been able to donate over 3000 bikes and helmets to underprivileged children. Dennis met Freddie through long time friend, Maine native, and classmate Patrick Dempsey who created the Dempsey Challenge for cancer as well as the Dempsey Center in Lewiston Maine. Click on the link to check out the Fast Freddie Foundation to donate or be a part of next years “Great Adventure”

In being a part of our community, W.D. Matthews donates to this worthwhile cause and encourages others to check out all the great things this organization stands for.

Fast Freddie Foundation

Dempsey Center

Dennis & Freddie’s Excellent Adventure

Fast Freddie helps adjust a helmet at Leeds Central School in Maine

Fast Freddie addressing the children at  Leeds Central School in Maine

Dennis Richardson and Fast Freddie Rodriguez at Leeds Central School in Maine