The 20th annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride on Aug. 13 raised nearly $3,000 to benefit Bassett High School students.
Sixty-six participants registered for the event that is held annually to honor the Short family – Mike, Mary, and their 9-year old daughter Jennifer, who were killed in 2002. The case is still unsolved.
In addition to registration fees, raffle tickets, T-shirt sales and a generous donation of $500 from the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, pushed the total raised to $2,768, according to Ray Reynolds, organizer.
The money will be placed into the fund for the Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship that offers financial assistance to Bassett High School students in Jennifer’s honor. The ride has raised more than $40,000 in scholarship money since it began 20 years ago.