Tuesday, October 17, 2017



Ainsley's Angels in the News

New team conquers Half-Iron Man Triathlon. (May 23, 2016) Full story click here


FAMILY: Wife Susan, children Josh, 20, Ryan, 16, and Jessica, 7




David Goldstein, a Voorhees father of three, thrives on challenges.

A few years back—before he took on the mission of bringing running to wheelchair-bound children—it was eating contests. Goldstein gained some fame as the 2013 Wing Bowl champion. He downed 266 of them in 30 minutes. But devouring wings was just the tip of the smorgasbord. Ranked 19th in the professional eating circuit, he inhaled waffles in Texas, consumed burritos in Maine, ribs in Connecticut…you get the picture. Full Story Click Here.

Ainsley's Angels group comes to Cañon City race for 1st time

By Brandon Hopper
The Daily Record

Within any race that involves more than 600 people, there are at least 600 stories worth telling.

Saturday's 12th annual runBlossom had some special stories riding the race in chariots and strollers. Full Story Click Here. 

It’s been a little over a year since Mike and Shelly Warner of North Myrtle Beach started the South Carolina Chapter of Ainsley’s Angels, a nonprofit organization that makes it possible for children or adults with disabilities to participate in endurance events. Full Story Click Here. 

Special Correspondent Published: March 30, 2016

The New York Yankees began their spring training season in Tampa a few weeks ago. Now they’ve also kicked off a major annual outreach program by recognizing a charity in the Tampa Bay area. Full Story Click Here

By Jamarlo Phillips

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The Centers for Disease and Control reports autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, and costs families on average $6,000 a year. Full Story Click Here.

Allie Landen Sports editor |

Ainsley’s Angels of America’s mission to celebrate, advocate and educate rang clear during the second annual Run with Your Heart at the Riverwalk Crossing Park Saturday. The run was part of the Ainsley’s Angels Race Series, Roll with the Wind, an event based around inclusion with differently-abled athlete riders being in the spotlight. Each rider has an "angel team" of one or more athlete runners who have the honor of pushing or being pulled by the rider. Full Story Click Here

Several people gathered at Prien Lake Park at the Indian Bay Pavilion Sunday afternoon to honor and celebrate the life of 12 year-old Ainsley Rossiter by remembering her with a balloon release -- not just here in Lake Charles, but across the country.

The goal behind "Ainsley's Angels'" is "to see the wind in their face and light up their smile," said Kristine Seaward, one of the co-founders and Ainsley's aunt, as well as partner individuals with disabilities with an able-bodied teammate to compete in races. Full Story Click Here.

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - Hundreds of people rolled with the wind in a popular road race Saturday to benefit a non-profit organization known as Ainsley's Angels.

The race was held in Jacksonville at the River Walk Park.Sadly, Ainsley, whom the organization is named after died last week as did a Jacksonville athlete. Full Story Click Here.

Runners all over the country will celebrate the life of 12-year-old Ainsley Rossiter this weekend with running, music, stories, bubbles, and balloons. Full Story Click Here.

Without ever saying a word or taking a single step, Ainsley Renee Rossiter touched and inspired thousands of lives in her 12 years on earth.

Ainsley passed away on Feb. 23, but her legacy will live on.

“I wasn’t ready for her to go, but I can say she was respected, accepted and loved unconditionally,” said Lori Rossiter, her mother. Full Story Click Here. 

“Ainsley’s Angels of America is not an organization, but a ‘family’ focused on joy, acceptance and that everyone should be included,” said Kim “Rooster” Rossiter, Ainsley’s father and founder of the national non-profit. Full Story Click Here.

UNION — Copines of a children’s book written by a young girl about the relationship between her and her sister who is suffering from nerve condition that leaves her confined to a wheelchair have been donated to the Foster Park Elementary School Library.

In a statement released Monday, Foster Park Elementary School announced that its librarian, Sally Summers, had recently received two copies of “Born An Angel.” The books were donated to the school library by the Brat Pack and presented to Summers on behalf of the group by Stephanie Kitchens. Full Story Click Here.

“Go Team Logan” is a chant that can be heard around the track at Tumwater Hill Elementary School. Logan is a smiling fifth grader, who 2.5 years ago developed Leigh syndrome, a mitochondrial disease that has made him wheelchair bound. Click for Full Story

By Maria Sestito
Daily News Staff

A Jacksonville woman was recognized this week for her commitment to the special needs community.

The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities 2015 Annual Awards Banquet was held Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Guest and speakers came together to celebrate thos who have helped enhance the quality of life of those with disabilities in the area. Full Story Click Here.

MONROE, La.-- On Your Mark. Get Set. Go. Arklamiss residents race for the cure for breast cancer with many different teams coming together for a worthy cause. Full Story Click Here.

For some, running in a 5K race is challenging.

But some, like 7-year-old Jace Good, have a group of angels looking out for him.

Jace, a special needs child from Greenfield, was able to participate in such a race this summer and will be taking part in one this weekend with members of Ainsley’s Angels. Full Story Click Here. 

On Sept. 1, Shaun Evans helped his 9-year-old son Shamus step into the Long Island sound in Bronx, N.Y., the culmination of a 3,205-mile journey that began on July 3 with Shamus’ feet in Washington’s Puget Sound. Full  Story Click Here. 

By Chris Rohan, Former Publisher of Disabled Dealer Magazine

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Of course you have heard that saying many times, but to practice it is not so easy when your life is falling apart. Full Story Click Here.

DUBUQUE — A Dubuque family felt inspired to start a local chapter of an organization that aims to better include children who have disabilities. Ainsley's Angels of America is a non-profit organization that promotes inclusion in athletics for all children. Full Story Click Here

Nicholas Burton could only wave his hands in the air, he was so excited.

The 7-year-old Schererville boy couldn't get out of his tiny wheelchair fast enough to get strapped into his new, larger, three-wheeled "freedom chariot." Full Story Click Here. 

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (KTIV) - In a matter of months, Shaun Evans, his son's Shamus and Simon, as well as wife Nichole, will have befriended 25 families across the United States. It's not just because the family is extremely personable, but rather, it's part of their Ainsley's Angels Power To Push campaign. Full Story Click Here.

PUEBLO, Colo. - The Pueblo community has banded together to help two special needs kids to make sure they can keep racing with their loved ones.

The Adventurous Sole teamed up with Ainsley's Angels to have a Pot Luck Fun Run Fundraiser to raise money for two run chairs for 15-year-old Clayton Melster and 7-year-old Katie Verdecchia. Full Story Click Here. 

STURGIS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Running for a cause. A father and his young son are on a mission to help children with special needs.

Newschannel 3's Cheri Hardmon is live in Kalamazoo with more on this pair's heartwarming journey. Full Story Click Here. 

Thanks to local chapters of Ainsley’s Angels and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 15-year-old Adelynn Norman of Brandon will have the best seat in the house for the annual Gator Bait Sprint Triathlon on Aug. 22 in Vicksburg. Full Story Click Here. 

On Tuesday at the Second Sole Running Store in Levis Commons, hometown girl Brianna Burkett of Gibsonburg will receive her very own running chariot.

A running chariot allows those running to push the chair while running for pleasure or at running events. It will be presented to her by Shaun Evans and his son Shamus, a duo who have been running across America the entire summer. Full Story Read Here. 


CENTRALIA, Iowa -- Bubbles floated through the growing crowd at Junction 21 Restaurant and Bar outside Centralia on Monday evening as area residents fanned out to line Old Highway Road. Full Story Read Here. 

By Hillary Gavan hgavan@beloitdailynews.com

Shaun Evans, his wife, Nichole, and sons Shamus, 9, and Simon, 7, spent day 40 of a cross country journey in Beloit. Full Story Read Here. 

Schaumburg's Town Square became the meeting point Thursday between a father and son running from Seattle to New York City and a Midlothian boy and his parents who are among those benefiting from the awareness-raising effort. Read Full Story Here.

Shaun and Shamus Evans are taking a breaking from a grueling journey across the country to tell us about why they are traveling on foot from Seattle all the way to New York. Full Story Click Here. 

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

When we embarked on this "Grace-filled journey" last November, it wasn't exactly the journey we hoped to take. Full Story Click Here.  

Peter Kline from Marathons with Meaning shared his passion for giving disabled kids the experience of running, even though they cannot walk. Full Story Click Here.

Created: 06/07/2015 10:08 PM WNYT.com
By: Ashley Miller

A group of five runners and riders from the Albany-Adirondack chapter of Ainsley's Angels took part in the Charlton 5K on Saturday.  Full Story Click Here. 

Runners paid tribute to those who have given their lives to protect and serve.

The 2015 Valor Run at Memorial Park recognized fallen peace officers in the Pikes Peak region Saturday. Read Full Story Here.

Released: May 6, 2015

You may have noticed a fleet of pink race chairs out on the course this past January. Those were the Ainsley’s Angels racers.

Ainsley’s Angels of America is a non-profit whose mission is to ensure everyone can experience endurance events, and to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Kim “Rooster” Rossiter, a Major in the US Marine Corps, is the President of Ainsley’s Angels of America. Full Story Click Here.

It started as a mission.

And this spring, Jeanne Mogauro of Pittsford made it a reality as she launched the Upstate New York Chapter of Ainsley's Angels, a program for people with disabilities who would not be able to participate in endurance events on their own. Full Story Click Here.

Phoenix, AZ— Gemini Virgo Productions announced today that they have signed and agreement with Ainsley’s Angels of America that will list and provide Ainsley’s Angels of America the title of Benefitting Charity for Gemini Virgo Productions. Full Story Click Here. 

Ultra Marathoner Shaun Evans and his 8 Year Old Son Shamus will embark on a run called Power 2 Push. Which is a run across the USA this Summer. Evans tells us about his running, his son, and why they are partaking in this journey. Full Story Click Here

Nearly 300 people gathered to raise funds, compete and pledge their support during the Ainsley’s Angels Run With Your Heart 5K, 10K and 15K Challenge at Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville Saturday. Full Story Click Here

In recent years, we have had the honor and pleasure of welcoming a very special little lady into our Abilities family. Ainsley Rossiter and her family have been a welcome addition to our team of ambassadors.  Full Story Click Here

There was just something about Ainsley. Michelle Smith, a teacher at Thompson Early Childhood Center, said there was something instantaneous that stood out about Ainsley Rossiter. Rossiter, who is now 11-years old, was a student in Smith’s class. Born with a rare terminal illness that causes paralysis, Rossiter has overcome many challenges in her young years. Smith said the way she chooses to live her life has had a profound impact on her- so much so that it motivated Smith to start a chapter of Ainsley’s Angels in Eastern North Carolina in 2012. Full Story Click Here. 

FLORENCE, S.C. – A young girl diagnosed with infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD) has inspired an organization that is sweeping the nation. Full Story Click Here. 

When the athletes take off Saturday at the Run Hard Marathon, two small groups of runners will stand out – for their spirit, generosity and the smiling person in the adaptive wheelchair they take turns pushing. Full Story Click Here.

The Advocate - Dec. 28, 2014

Kevin Dufrene and Maj. Kim Rossiter push Amanda Turner, of Lake Charles, across the finish line during the Louisiana Half-Marathon on Sunday in Baton Rouge. The team is part of the Ainsley's Angels programs which provides ride-alongs for disabled children and adults in athletic events who would otherwise not be able to compete. Full Story Click Here

 WNCN News
Volunteers with Ainsley's Angels ran in the second annual Canes 5k race Sunday morning, but they weren't alone.

The group helps people with various disabilities participate in road races, and volunteers Sunday pushed more than half a dozen people around the course. They said it's all about giving back to the community. Full Story Click Here


WASHINGTON — Maj. Kim "Rooster" Rossiter doesn't let his daughter's genetic nerve disorder keep her on the sidelines.
Together, they've completed 57 races — including last month's Marine Corps Marathon here — with Rossiter on foot and his 9-year-old daughter, Ainsley Renee, in her running chair.  
Full Story Click Here

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Channel 13 News Now - April 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Plaza Middle School student Briley Rossiter, author of 'Born an Angel', spent Friday morning at the White House. Full Story Click Here


A very special group of athletes is preparing for the Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup 5K this weekend.

Ainsley's Angels is a group that strives to make sure that disabled children, teens and adults can experience the fun of endurance events. Full Story Click Here

IB Global News

Interview with Briley Rossiter MYP Student and published author Full Story Click Here


KPLC News 7 - July 1013

When a young girl named Ainsley was given a terminal diagnosis, her big sister Briley, only six at the time, knew everything was about to change. Ainsley is now wheelchair bound, but her sister is giving her the legs and voice she could never use. Full Story Click Here

BOOKS Make a Difference - Feb 2014

Briley Rossiter is not your typical twelve year old. Yes, she loves to listen to music, read popular adventure books, and sometimes gets annoyed with her little brother. But she’s also a published author, with a busy schedule of events, and a philanthropist, donating all proceeds from her book, Born an Angel, to the Ainsley’s Angels of America Foundation. The intensely-protective older sister and preteen author hopes to spread an important message about inclusion. Full Story Click Here

News 3 - Hampton Roads - June 2013

Virginia Beach, Va. – Ainsley Rossiter cannot talk, walk, or laugh like most 9 year olds, but if you ask her 11 year old sister Briley there is one thing she can do better than anyone else – she inspires. Full Story Click Here

Tidewater Women - July 2013

Ainsley and Briley Rossiter are not your everyday nine- and eleven-year-old sisters. They attend book signings, make appearances in cities across the U.S., and participate in races that change lives. The girls’ efforts are all a result of their involvement with the Ainsley’s Angels of America Foundation, which was co-founded by their father, Tim “Rooster” Rossiter, who serves as president. Full Story Click Here

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In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life.  Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.
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