STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) – The primary annual bike-a-thon to learn the Rita S. Wilson Memorial scholarship fund was held Saturday morning at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.
Riders did as many laps as they might in a single hour to honor the life and legacy of Wilson.
“She was a public servant of the Metropolis of Staunton for a number of years,” Tony Davenport, Wilson’s grandson and organizer of the bike-a-thon mentioned.
The scholarship is awarded to recipients who’re first-generation school college students and who plan to enter the training area.
Davenport mentioned he needed to discover a enjoyable method to honor his grandmother and lift cash for the scholarship.
“My household had a bicycle membership for 20+ years and my grandmother was an enormous supporter of that,” Davenport mentioned. “After I was making an attempt to think about artistic methods to boost funds the place individuals may have an excellent time collectively I mentioned what different method to honor her within the reminiscence of our bicycle membership.”
Davenport mentioned he did a bike-a-thon years in the past and it turned a core reminiscence for him, so with this, he hopes to instill among the identical recollections in those that take part.
“This can be a good way to convey individuals collectively the place they’ll have an excellent time with family and friends and help a worthy trigger,” Davenport mentioned.
For extra details about Wilson or the scholarship fund or if you need to donate to the Rita S. Memorial scholarship fund you possibly can go to the Group Basis of Central Blue Ridge’s web site.
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