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September 17, 2017

Chad Simmons Rides 57 Miles for Latham Centers

"I wanted to take a moment thank all of you at Coastal Engineering. The company along with members of the staff have donated a total of $600.00 to the Latham Centers, Inc. in support of my Last Gasp ride this Sunday. It is great to work for such a supportive company and have the opportunity to have such great coworkers." Chad Simmons, Coastal Engineering Co.

Chad Last Gasp

Chad Simmons, Technical Services Division Manager at Coastal Engineering Co., rode in the Last Gasp bike ride next weekend to benefit Latham Centers. As a a retired military veteran, Chad has a long history of giving, but he only recently learned about Latham and committed to supporting the non-profit through the Sandwich-to-Provincetown ride. Chad has participated in many charity events for military and law enforcement, but when he signed up for the Last Gasp, he chose to ride for Latham because he connected with their mission.  Chad’s selfless journey that led him to reach out to Latham is inspiring:

“I was active duty Army for eight years and was in the Massachusetts National Guard for another 13 and retired from the military in 2012. I worked for the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department and retired in February of this year. For the last 12 years, I had been working two full-time jobs (for the Sheriff’s Department and Coastal Engineering Company out of Orleans as a project manager). I have a lot of time now that I am not working seven days a week, and I have started riding and running in my spare time. I wanted to do the Last Gasp and I looked into all the charitable organizations that will benefit from the ride, and I chose Latham Centers. I 'm honored to raise money for the organization and hope it will help Latham Centers thrive.”

Chad, we are honored to have you on our team, too!