The 18th annual Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride is set for Saturday, Aug. 14.
The event raises funds for a scholarship of the same name.
Jennifer Short and her parents, Michael and Mary Short, were killed in 2002. Jennifer was 9-years old at the time of her death. There have been no arrests in the case.
Sign-up for the ride, which costs $10 per person, gets underway at 11 a.m. at CrossPoint Church, 3951 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway, according to Ray Reynolds, organizer.
Kickstands go up at 1 p.m. for the 35-mile ride, Reynolds said.
Participants will travel U.S. 220 south the state line and proceed to Exit 135. The ride will turn right at the stoplight, left onto Dan Valley Road, left onto River Road, and then left onto Grogan Road to the Jennifer Short Memorial Bridge, Reynolds said.
Sponsors of the event include Razor’s Edge Photography, Bojangles, Cool Knobs and Pulls, State Farm, Bryant Radio, Autos By Nelson, Queens Landing, Speed 365 by McMillon. Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Ray Reynolds Construction, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Martinsville City Police Department, Martinsville Sheriff’s Office, Buford Boitnotte, Fieldale Café, Martinsville Family Medicine, People’s Save No. 9, Vernon W. Peters & Sons, West Window Corp., Sam Adkins Hoe Builders, Bassett Kiwanis, In Memory of Tommie E. Wright, Sarver Cleaning Services, Community Fellowship Church, Los Nortenos, Blue Ridge Mustang & Ford Club, The Spencer Group, Rockingham County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office, Laurel Park Tire & Auto, Debbie’s Flooring, Checkered Pig BBQ, Stone Dynamics, B&B Trucking, Victory Baptist Church, Robert’s Best Way and others.
The rain date is Aug. 21.
For more information, call Reynolds at (276) 340-2000.