As we all know, Rhody Basketball is huge at URI. We took this opportunity to make the men's basketball games an immersive experience for our miracle kids. Each one has a game dedicated to them, where them and their family have the opportunity to come to the game, meet the players, and hangout with our exec board! They also get to style their wardrobe with a RhodyTHON t-shirt!
In spite of the pandemic, our 2021 Dance Marathon was held virtually. With the help of URI's IT team, we were able to successfully run a 12 hour marathon on Youtube, and raise close to $40,000 to help children at Hasbro's Children's Hospital.
Our parade on URI's quad was one of our in person events for Rhodython 2021! We were very excited to have at least one in person event so our team could have the chance to meet a few of our miracle kids and have a morning of fun!
We were very lucky to have such a fun fundraiser event at Wave Cycle Studio in Newport, RI! We broke a sweat and raised $610!
Although COVID-19 forced us to cancel our in person event, our team made an online version! We were able to successfully do a virtual RhodyThon by participants using Instagram live, sending in videos they took at home, and posting to other forms of social media. In a year that faced us with adversity, we nonetheless reached our most basic goal: bring our campus together to show support for Hasbro Children's Hospital's patient families.
Rhodython 2019 was our second ever dance marathon and we were able to raise $292,173! The night was filled with zumba, sports, dancing, and non-stop fun!
Our 2019 color 5k was one of our many fun fundraisers we do throughout the school year! Miracle families and Rhodython team members ran through campus and showed their true colors!
Every night at 8pm, the police station across the street from Hasbro's Hospital flashes their cop car lights to say goodnight to the kids. In response, the kids turn on their flashlights, or flash their room lights, to say goodnight back. We continue their tradition at our Rhodython event by flashing our flashlights at 8pm.
Our first ever Rhodython! Not only did we raise $147,000, but we also broke The Children's Miracle Network's record for largest first-ever dance marathon! 1,500 students flooded Keaney Gymnasium to dance the night away and hear stories from our miracle families.