Nonprofit Organization & 501(c)3/Tax Exempt

We are a nonprofit organization and 501(c) which means we are tax exempt. 


Our Tax ID number is 83-4646007. 

The Step Back Foundation

Mission Statement

-To motivate & inspire kids at an early age to be a part of something special (whether that may be a sports team, club, or organization) by building self-love, poise & confidence.  

Meet Our Team/Board of Directors:

We are so excited to introduce these awesome people who strive to better our organization each day! 

Caitlin McMullan:

Caitlin is currently a senior at Stockton University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Historical Studies.  As a full time resident of North Wildwood, she attended Margaret Mace School and graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School.  Caitlin is now an assistant coach for the Wildwood Catholic Academy girls basketball team and is on the coaching staff for the KAC Tar Heels AAU program.



Ally Kuvik:

Born in Northeast Philadelphia, Ally graduated from Saint Joseph’s with a degree in Food Marketing. She currently works at Performance Food Group. Ally loves hanging with three sisters and helps coach the goalies for her sister’s soccer team. In high school, Allt won the Jefferson award and was on CSC. Ally also helps coordinate Step Back events and is on our promotion team.



Danielle Deritis:

Born and raised in North Wildwood, Danielle is a senior at Rowan University studying Communication. She is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and currently their Vice President of Academic Affairs. She attended Margaret Mace elementary school and graduated from Cape May County Technical high school. Formerly Miss North Wildwood and loves to spend her free time hanging out with family and friends or at the beach!

Christa Linnington:

Christa is a Cape May native who currently resides in Wildwood. She attended Our Lady Star of the Sea School, graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School in 2011, and continued her education at Coastal Carolina University. After graduating cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Marketing in 2015, Christa returned home and received her real estate salesperson license. Soon after she began working as a Commercial Account Manager at the J Byrne Insurance Agency, licensed in property and casualty. Christa has a passion for volunteering and donates her time to a variety of non-profit organizations in Cape May County. She was named the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the CMC Chamber of Commerce.  


Mack McCracken:

Our vice president, Mack, is a North Wildwood local. She attended Widener University and played basketball there for four years. Mack graduated from Wildwood High School as a three sport athlete. Along with her sister, Maddie, her name is on the 1,000 point board at WHS. She currently works as a sales representative for Johnson Brothers. Mack helps plan our events and handles the scheduling for the Step Back Foundation’s Annual 3v3 tournament. She loves spending time with her favorite people, going to the beach and riding her bike.

Molly Palmer:

To be continued...

2021 Peer Leadership Conference 

I AM ENOUGH

Presented by Cape Assist, Priscilla Frederick and I (Maddie McCracken) will be speaking at the 2021 Peer Leadership Conference. This conference will be available starting November 15th and will be presented to hundreds of students in Cape May County. 

We will be discussing mental health through topics such as hope, optimism, and service to others. Make sure to tune in and check us out! 

2021 Fall Auction Night 

Second Annual Fall Auction Night 

Join us Saturday, October 23rd, from 7:00PM-10:00PM, at Mudhen Brewing Co., for our second annual Fall Auction Night! We will be raising money for gifts during the holiday season that will go towards local student-athletes and families in Cape May County. 


If you’d like to preorder, you can purchase your ticket through Eventbrite. Each ticket is $30. The link is below. If you’d like to purchase a ticket at the door, each ticket is $35. 

Thanks for supporting our cause & goal to impact the community in positive ways! We hope to see you there!


-Step Back Team <3

Link to Pre Order Your Ticket

Available Step Back Gear:

T-shirts & more!

Check out or new Shopify online store to purchase Step Back gear! Click the link below: 

https://the-step-back-foundation.myshopify.com

Back-to-School Supplies

Step Back Donations

We're almost back to school...which means the Step Back will be donating book bags and other school supplies to several Cape May County schools. If you'd like to donate any school supplies, send us a message! 

JawsYouthPlaybook Donation

Huge thank you to former Eagles player, Ron Jaworski, and his nonprofit organization, JawsYouthPlaybook, on donating boxes of Under Armor socks and other goodies to local students. 

We are so excited to deliver these donations, along with other back-to-school supplies to our local schools. 

Thanks Jaws!

Fall 2021 Donations

MMS Back-to-School Donations

MMS Under Armor Socks Donations

MTHS Back-to-School Donations

MTMS Field Hockey Equipment Donations

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! 



Teachable Tuesday

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!

Kelly Palmer 

John Fetsick 

Christmas for the Kids

Partnership With Morey's Piers 

3v3 Basketball Tournament 

The Step Back Foundation will be working with Morey's Piers starting this fall to create an awesome 3v3 basketball tournament in August 2022. We will be teaming up to create something special. Stay tuned for more information, details, updates, etc. We cannot wait for you to see what's in store!


The Step Back will still be having our own 3v3 basketball tournament in July 2022. 

Summer 2021 Events

3v3 Basketball Tournament 


On July 10th & 11th (2021), the Step Back Foundation held our 3rd annual 3v3 basketball tournament at Allen Park, in North Wildwood. 


Click the link below to check out pictures from our tournament!


https://clients.hollygolato.com/thestepbackfoundation3v3tournament/

"Like Like Bolle" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk 


On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, the Step Back Foundation hosted our third 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.


Click the link below to check out pictures from our run/walk!

https://clients.hollygolato.com/livelikebolle5k/



3v3 Basketball Tournament Photo Gallery

5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Photo Gallery

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! 


Fall Agenda 

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

Palooza Donations

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. 

Quick Info

2021-2022 "Live Like Bolle" Scholarship Application

"Live Like Bolle" Scholarship Fund

Our 2020-21 scholarship committee: Tommy Bolle, Ivy Bolle, 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. 


Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 school year are located below and are due on May 23rd, 2022. 


2021-22 8th Grade Application

2021-22 High School Senior Application

Please either mail your application to: 312 West Chestnut Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 or email your application to thestepbackfoundation@gmail.com with the subject: 2021-22 “Live Like Bolle” Scholarship)



A huge thank you to everyone who applied for our 2020-2021 "Live Like Bolle" scholarship. Thanks to generous donations and endless support over the past couple of years! Our winners for the 2021 school year are: 


8th Grade Students:

Amira Evans (WMS)

Louis Belasco (CMS)

Flynn Krause (WCA)


High School Seniors: 

Diante Miles (WHS)

Milagros Palacios (WHS)

Leah Benichou (WHS)

John Leahy (MTHS)

Aislin Robb (MTHS)

Matthew Craig (LCMR)

Matthew Moretti (WCA)

James Sawyer (WCA)



Reach Out 

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

Mental Health Matters

Throughout most of my life, I have struggled with my mental health: anxiety, depression, OCD. Even though I am extremely blessed, these illnesses still get the best of me. The Step Back Foundation is willing to talk to anyone who may be experiencing similar things. All you have to do is contact us and we are here to help. 

Changing Your Perspective 

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! 

Positive Affirmations

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! 

Donors

We would love to thank our donors for their generosity and constant support of the Step Back Foundation. We do not know what we would do without you!


A special thanks to our donors below:


Sam's Pizza Palace

Sand Jamm 

Wild Ocean 

Spill the Wine

Dolce 

Guppi 

Keenan’s

North Shore

Christie’s Nails

Lobster House

Lunch With Lynch Foundation

Rick’s Seafood

Coastal Prime

Harbor Movie Theater

Shampoo Bar

Douglass Candies

Warehouse Wicker

Joe Canal’s 

Rybandz 

East Coast Jewels

Chrissy Marie Designs

Pure Juice & Kitchen

Back To Health Family Chiropractic

Wildwood Middle School PTC

Crest Memorial PTC

Rodney Strong

Exit 6

Olympic Flame

Stone Harbor Yoga

Gerry D’Alesio

Dennis Dool

Jane Ginley

Joe & Kelly Franco

Joe Ebert

Denise Nuccio

Little Cafe

Crab House

April Frank

Colleen Ferraro

Richie Ziegler

Sandy Duda

Christina Adams Photography

J. Byrne Insurance

North Wildwood Shirt Shop

Cork & Bottle

The Palmer Family


Want to Get Involved?

(Volunteer, Donate, Partner, Etc.?)


If you'd like to get involved with us in any way, please send us a message below via our "Contact Us" section. The Step Back Foundation is always looking to coordinate with people and organizations!

CONTACT US

Write to us. 

Ways To Donate:

Click either link for easy access to a donation box towards the Step Back Foundation.

  • 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:

thestepbackfoundation 


  • AmazonSmile option

Support the Step Back Foundation by shopping at AmazonSmile. 

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4646007


Thank you for donating to this worthy cause! We appreciate the endless support!