Step Back Foundation
-To motivate & inspire kids at an early age to be apart of something special (whether that may be a sports team, club, or organization) by building self-love, poise & confidence.
Christmas for the Kids
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
On July 11th & 12th 2020, the Step Back Foundation held a 3 on 3 tournament at Allen Park, in North Wildwood. This money will be used towards providing athletic equipment, gift cards, clothes, etc for our local athletes, and our "Live Like Bolle" middle school and high scholarships.
Age Groups Included:
- 5th & 6th grade
- 7th & 8th grade
- 9th-12th grade
- Adults (Anyone 18 or older)
"Live Like Bolle" 5K Island Race
On Saturday, August 8th, 2020, the Step Back Foundation hosted our second annual, "Live Like Bolle" 5K run and a 1-mile walk, on the beach in North Wildwood. This is where Mr. Bill Bolle spent most of his summer days. This year, we had a total of 180 runners/walkers (110 runners and 70 walkers).
This race was dedicated and in memory of Mr. Bill Bolle, who tragically passed away in October of 2017. Mr. Bolle represented kindness, positive energy, and light, which was displayed throughout the entire race.
Step Back Fall Auction- 11/13/20
We cannot thank everyone enough for your help and support at our Fall Auction. All proceeds are going to our local student-athletes. Stay tuned to see how we put our proceeds to use!
A special thanks to our donors below:
Spill the Wine
Lunch With Lynch Foundation
Harbor Movie Theater
East Coast Jewels
Chrissy Marie Designs
Pure Juice & Kitchen
Back To Health Family Chiropractic
Wildwood Middle School PTC
Crest Memorial PTC
Stone Harbor Yoga
Joe & Kelly Franco
Christina Adams Photography
J. Byrne Insurance
North Wildwood Shirt Shop
Cork & Bottle
The Palmer Family
Donated Recess Equipment to Cape Trinity Catholic...
We were given the most adorable "Thank You" cards!
Getting Involved in all of Cape May County's schools...We donated 10 schoolbags to Middle Township High School
Coaching the 5th & 6th Grade North Wildwood Sharks Basketball Team...got us team bracelets!
Go Sharks! (:
Donated 25 pumpkins to Margaret Mace Elementary School's Kindergarten Class
Thanksgiving Teacher Appreciation
Keenan's Virtual Palooza
Over Easter weekend, April 11th & 12th, 2020, Keenan's Irish Pub hosted over 15 virtual performances, taking in donations. Throughout the weekend, Keenan's and these bands raised over $8,000 for the Step Back Foundation. The money raised has been going towards purchasing and delivering Acme gift cards to Wildwood families.
We cannot thank Keenan's & all of their performances enough. Stay tuned to Keenan's and their opening for the summer.
2020-2021 "Live Like Bolle" Scholarship Application
"Live Like Bolle" Scholarship Fund
Our scholarship committee is pictured in this photo: Tommy Bolle, Ivy Bolle, Michael Sharkey, Mack McCracken, & Maddie McCracken
This scholarship is in honor of Mr. Bill Bolle, who unfortunately passed away in October of 2017. Mr. Bolle loved and promoted high school athletics. High school sports change the lives of many high school students by improving their work ethic, staying active, building memories, and of course, forming relationships that will last a long time. But most importantly, Mr. Bolle valued his family more than anything. All Cape May County 8th graders and high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship (two separate scholarship applications that are attached to the right).
A huge thank you to everyone who applied for our 2019-2020 "Live Like Bolle" scholarship. Thanks to generous donations (including leftover money from Keenan's Irish Pub Virtual Palooza) and endless support over the past year, we were able to give out 20 scholarships. Our winners this past year were:
Lance Lillo, Liz Mendel, Emily Mendel, Ella McCabe, Caley Israel, Ava Vodges, Buddy Morey, Blake Rosenello, Madison Barber, Jaxon Grauel, Monica Kobierowski, Sienna Sawyer, Dani Shaw, Hadden Miller, Jaxon Tomlin, Luz Ferrer, Gabby Keoughan, Winter Favre, Mateo Perez, and Sophia Wilber.
2020 3v3 Tournament Registration
Registration forms may be mailed to 312 West Chestnut Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 OR dropped off to the North Wildwood Recreation Department which is located at 900 Central Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. There are also extra registration forms located in the Rec for convenience.
A link to register online through Eventbrite is below.
2nd Annual 3 on 3 Tournament
July 11th & 12th
2200 Delaware Ave
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
2019 3 on 3 Tournament
2020 "Live Like Bolle" 5K & 1 Mile Walk Registration
If you know of a resident of Wildwood who has financial athletic needs (basketball shoes, help to pay off registration fees, cleats, help grocery shopping, could use a winter coat, etc) do not hesitate to reach out. The Step Back Foundation is more than happy to help within means.
Write to us.
Ways To Donate:
- Other ways to donate include mailing a check/cash:
Please write out your check to: The Step Back Foundation Corporation
Address: 312 West Chestnut Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
- Option to Venmo:
Thank you for donating to this worthy cause! We appreciate the endless support!