Our Sponsors

We believe in creating meaningful childhood memories for underprivileged children, but we wouldn't be able to do it without our amazing sponsors! We have partnered with these terrific sponsors to spread joy by donating bicycles to children in need. Help us amplify our cause and spread joy by giving bikes to children in need. Contact us today to learn more about becoming a Team Rudolph partner.

The Team behind Team Rudolph

Jonathan Long

Co-founder & Board of Directors

When he's not helping the neighborhood kids learn how to ride bikes or helping to plan Team Rudolph's next event, Jonathan serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Practicing Excellence. Jonathan's background is rooted in strategic marketing and product innovation. Throughout his career he's helped diverse companies across multiple industries craft category defining brands and products based on what matters most to customers. Jonathan's passion for brand strategy, product innovation and consumer research is fueled by his natural curiosity with consumer behavior and the innovation process. From identifying market opportunities to validation to implementation, Jonathan has helped both F500 and start-ups alike launch pioneering brands, build customer engagement through content marketing and engineer product experiences that drive loyalty and market growth. Jonathan lives in Greenville, SC, with his wife and 7 year old son.

John Hayes

Co-founder, Board of Directors

Always up for a ride and thinks life is better on a bike. The VP & General Manager of FOX Carolina News/WHNS, John Hayes, wanted his station to be a part of a community effort that put bicycles in hands of kids who really need them. With over 25 years of broadcasting, John has see how a TV station's involvement in the community can make big changes. John has supported main stay organizations such as the March of Dimes in Knoxville, Tennessee and Greensboro, North Carolina, but looks now to make an impact with Team Rudolph. Team Rudolph gives John and FOX Carolina News the chance to break new ground and make sure children in need in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina can receive their first bicycles. John lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and 15 year old daughter, and has a daughter attending the University of Alabama.

Matt Rinella

Co-founder, Board of Directors

Matt started riding as a kid and never looked back. At 14 a friend challenged him to ride to the next town. From that point, Matt fell in love with the world of bicycles. Matt knows there is something therapeutic about riding bikes, and now the owner of Freehub Bicycles, he tries to help everyone he meets enjoy the same experiences he does with his family. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the retail bicycle business and there's nothing he loves more than matching kids up with a new bicycle. Matt lives in Greenville with his wife, Shar, and three kids.