Turning Tragedy to Triumph

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Tragedy to triumph with team TeamGr8Dads

Positivity breeds happiness. This happiness transcends through the individuals we come across throughout our lifetime. Our technician, William Edwards has decided to make a difference in not only his daughters lives but single, striving fathers alike.

The movement is called TeamGr8Dads. The TeamGr8Dads movement started with the combination of William’s hobby printing and pressing T­shirts and being a single parent of two girls.

Tragedy to triumph with team TeamGr8DadsWhen asked how and why this organization was formed William went on to say, “When my wife passed away six years ago, I was forced to find the strength within to take care of my two young girls alone. In the digital day and age we live in social media has allowed the chance for people to see a little of me first hand, the day­-to-­day things that I do with my girls, how I interact with them through videos and photos. People stamped me a great dad for things I was doing before my wife passed. Although I feel I’m an amazing father, I know there are others out there struggling each day just like me. With the TeamGr8Dads movement it’s more so a way of motivating, strengthening, and building our future and present parents. I sell hats and shirts to finance my annual Father’s Day BBQ and when people wear the hats and shirts they feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves. In the future I hope to expand my ideas to mentoring workshops for single fathers/parents. The bottom line is, it’s just a positive movement for uplifting people”.

It takes courage to turn the negatives into positives. By salvaging the experiences that we hold close we find the strength to continue our journey.

Show your support by following the TeamGr8Dads Facebook page at “Teamgreight” where you can learn more about the organization.

We applaud William Edwards for his inspirational, selfless efforts to contribute to greater good.

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Family Matters

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There are few better feelings than witnessing your children’s dreams come to fruition. The BP Group, to us, is a family. When one celebrates, we all celebrate.

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We want to place the spotlight on our very own Scott Ruggiero and his two sons. Scott has been blessed to witness his two sons, Michael and Matthew Ruggiero, experience their dreams surely becoming reality. Matthew, Scott’s youngest son graduated from Catholic University and began a full-time career in the United States Justice Department, while studying for his masters in forensic psychology at George Washington University. Matthew has contributed to our country’s government and continues to do so as he grows in his selected career path.

Michael is the older of the two and has also reaped the benefits of hard work. Michael received a full ride scholarship to Syracuse University to study for his Ph.D. When asked where he believes his sons acquired their intelligence, Scott replied “I have no idea where it comes from, but I’m proud of the outcome.”

Scott says, when Mike was younger, they had to take him out of public school and put him in Catholic school because he was becoming the class clown, unfocused and uninterested. Scott believes his son Mike needed to be in a more challenging environment. Just three years after his undergraduate studies, Mike received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and has recently received an offer from University of Cambridge to pursue a career as a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. That’s a mouthful, but still easier said than done. Scott and his wife have never been to Europe and Scott even admits to being afraid to fly. When asked if he would be conquering his fear of flight to visit his son, Scott replied “I’m extremely afraid to fly, but I will have to for my son.” 

We congratulate these two young men for their accomplishments. Through our positive actions we often unconsciously inspire those around us.

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