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.
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Teachable Tuesday with Olympian Priscilla
Introducing Teachable Tuesday with Olympian Priscilla! If you didn’t already know, we live on the same island as an Olympian (still amazes me). Priscilla Loomis was a 2016 Olympian and is training to go to the Olympics again this summer! Priscilla has inspired me in many ways with not only her athletic abilities but her positivity, light, and kindness. I asked @priscilla_frederick (her Instagram username) to share what keeps her going and to offer any words of motivation. Thank you for being such a good example and inspiration for others.
Stay tuned for more of Priscilla!
Step Back & Stockton WBB Donations Books to New York Ave School in Atlantic City, NJ
The Step Back Foundation and Stockton WBB's teamed up to donate children's books to a local elementary school, New York Avenue, in Atlantic City, NJ.
Stockton's Kadinah Harris is a New York Ave alumn, so thought it would be cool for her to interact with her old school!
2020-21 5th & 6th North Wildwood Shark's Team
Shark's Team Selfie
Funny team pic!
Shark's team pic in their new sweatshirts!
Shark's sweatshirts were sponsored by the Step Back Foundation.
Step Back Making It's Way to Florida beaches!
Christmas for the Kids
3v3 Basketball Tournament
On July 10th & 11th (2021), the Step Back Foundation will hold our 3rd annual 3v3 basketball tournament at Allen Park, in North Wildwood.
- 3-4 players: $75 per team
- 4+ players: $85 per team
(Each team needs at least 3 players to participate).
- Game Rules are TBD.
Age Groups Include:
- 5th & 6th grade
- 7th & 8th grade
- 9th-12th grade
- Adults (18+)
Paper registration (drop off to the North Wildwood Rec. Department):
"Live Like Bolle" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk
On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, the Step Back Foundation will host our 3rd annual "Live Like Bolle" 5K run and 1-mile walk, on the beach in North Wildwood. This is where Mr. Bill Bolle spent most of his summer days. Mr. Bolle represented kindness, positivity, and light.
- Run: $25 per person
- Walk: $20 per person
Online Registration Through Eventbrite:
Paper Registration (drop off to the North Wildwood Rec. Department):
Previous Events & More
2021 Step Back Foundation Easter Egg Hunt
Step Back Egg Hunt
On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, the Step Back Foundation hosted an Easter egg hunt at Allen Park in North Wildwood.
Thank you to everyone who came out, had fun, and supported our cause. We were so excited to see everyone and celebrate the holiday together for the kids.
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 last year's 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.
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.
Mental Health Matters
I had a long and eye opening conversation the other day with my sister on mental health and perspective. Just a little over a year ago I was struggling with the worst anxiety and depression I’ve ever had. I was so sad and nothing made me feel excited or alive. I couldn’t appreciate or realize all the beautiful things life has to offer. I would constantly tell myself I couldn’t be happy until I finished or accomplished something. Over time, I’ve learned to recognize those beautiful things and it’s truly made my life better and more fulfilled. Simple conversations. Forming relationships with people. Doing things that make me happy. These things have improved the quality of my life more than I could have ever imagined. I’m much happier and much more fulfilled than I’ve ever been. Don’t wish your life away and put dates on when you can be happy again. Be where your two feet are and enjoy where you are now! If you need someone to talk to or just an ear to listen, feel free to contact us (at the bottom of the website, through email, or through our social media pages). You’re not alone and you will get through any struggle! #mentalhealthmatters
Let's end the mental health stigma!
What It Is:
When life gets tough, there's always something you positive to look at. When I am having a rough day, I think of some positive affirmations that always make me feel better!
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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
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Thank you for donating to this worthy cause! We appreciate the endless support!