Proceeds from the ride go to the Kyle Price Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to area students, gives money to Price’s Woodlawn Boy Scout Troop 102, and supports area military organizations.
This year, the foundation plans to give three to four $500 scholarships to Woodlawn High School students. In addition, the foundation will provide a $250 scholarship to a Jefferson County high school student and a $250 scholarship to a Marion County high school student.
“It helps us a lot to be able to give back,” Rachel said.
Registration for this year’s ride takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 26, at the Chapman Sports Complex in Woodlawn, followed by an opening ceremony at 11:45 a.m.
Participants will then leave Woodlawn at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Fairview Park in Centralia at around 1 p.m. for a ceremony and light lunch.
The group departs Centralia at 2:30 p.m. and travels to the veterans memorial in Salem for a ceremony at 3 p.m. They will then leave Salem at around 3:30 p.m. to arrive at Dale’s Harley Davidson in Mt. Vernon by 4:15 p.m.
At Dale’s, there will be a closing ceremony, dinner, raffles and entertainment provided by the band South of 70.
The cost of the ride, a T-shirt, dinner and entertainment is $25 per person. To purchase a ticket for just dinner and entertainment at the door at Dale’s is $10. An additional T-shirt costs $15 each.
The ride will receive a full police escort by Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch and other area law enforcement agencies.
John Hunsell said foundation officials would like to give a special thank-you to Mulch for his years of support for the memorial ride.
“Over the years, he’s always been there,” Hunsell said of Mulch.
For more information on the event, contact John Hunsell at 978-4738, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.jkpmemorialfoundation.org.