Category: Updates

2015 Night for the Fight

Watch this video to get all the details about Roc Solid Foundation’s 2015 Night for the Fight on May 1. Tickets can be purchased here.

Do you know #WhatHopeLooksLike?

Night for the Fight is Roc Solid Foundation’s premier annual fundraiser, raising more than $50,000 each year to build hope for children battling cancer. The 2015 event will once again be held at the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center in downtown Norfolk on Friday, May 1. Click here to purchase tickets.

“The word ‘Hope’ has been redefined.”

On Sept. 20, 2014, Roc Solid Foundation brought the community together to complete more than $35,000 in renovations to the home of the Evans family in Chesapeake, Va. Aubree Evans, age three, is wheelchair-bound due to complications from her battle with cancer. They not only made the Evans’ home wheelchair-accessible, but it also now includes a renovated kitchen and living areas, as well as an in-ground pool and a brand new playset.

“Coming Together for a Common Cause”

Interested in volunteering with the Roc Solid Foundation? Watch this video from one of our Play It Forward builds last year. This playset went to six-year-old named Olivia from Hayes, Va. Thanks to the We Promise Foundation for sponsoring this project! Click here for more info on volunteering.

Eric Newman Named “Top 40 Under 40”

Top40_EricOn Oct. 14, 2014, Chief Play Officer Eric Newman was recognized by Hampton Roads’ premier business journal Inside Business as one of the region’s “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders. Click here to read the story.

Wavy-TV Covers Evans Family Project

On Sept. 17, Roc Solid and its community partners began more than $35,000 in renovations to the Evans family home in Chesapeake. Daughter Aubree, age 3, is fighting Neuroblastoma and is wheel-chair bound, and the renovations will make her home handicap-accessible. The project also includes an in-ground pool by Backyard Haven and a custom playset. WAVY-TV’s Walter Hildebrand visited the site on the first day of renovations, and here’s his story.

Duck Tape Regatta on Ch. 13

On Aug. 28, 2014, Roc Solid Foundation’s Chief Play Officer Eric Newman was a guest on WVEC Ch. 13’s Noon Show to promote the Duck Tape Regatta on Sept. 6.

2014 Large Mouth Brown Trout Fishing Tournament

The 2014 Large Mouth Brown Trout Fishing Tournament to benefit Roc Solid was the largest and most successful to date! Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us for the awards party. And a big thank you to our sponsors, particularly our presenting sponsor First Coast Logistics Services, Inc.

Roc Solid Goes to Nashville

On June 28, 2014, a Roc Solid Build Team traveled to Nashville to build a playset for four-year-old Addyson “Addy” Clark. Addy is being treated for Multi-Nodular Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma, a cancerous brain tumor, at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital of Vanderbuilt. She was elated to see her brand new playset, and a few of the Nashville TV stations came out to capture her reaction.

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