Walk/run for scholarship set for June
CHESTER — The Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation and Hunter’s Seafood Market are hosting the first Family Over Everything 7K Run and Walk to be held on Saturday, June 10, in Chester. Proceeds from the run will directly benefit the Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation.
The event will feature a scenic 7K run and a one-mile walk on the Cross Island Trail. Participants can walk both the 7K and the one-mile walk. Race participants will begin at the Kent Narrows Center, turning around at the Shore United Bank, and returning to the finish line at the Kent Narrows Center. Following the race, attendees will enjoy an awards ceremony, cookout, music, and other family-friendly activities. People of all ages and agility are welcome.
Pre-registration tickets are $35 each and pre-registration ends on May 25. Same day registration will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. These tickets will be $40, but be sure to register early to guarantee your Family Over Everything event Tshirt. Race starts 9 a.m.
The Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation was set up to honor the late Randy Drake Thrower of Queenstown, MD. Randy was killed on April 2, 2016, due to an automobile accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He was 21.
Randy’s passions in life were his family, friends, sports, health, and fitness. He is remembered by most for his infectious smile and for the encouragement he showed to others. Randy’s motto was “family over ever ything,” and his family extended well beyond his own.
Through the Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation, his family would like to carry on his passions by giving back to his Queen Anne’s County “family.” The goal in raising money is to increase football and track scholarship amounts so that each year they can be given to local students at both Queen Anne’s and Kent Island High Schools, as well as to raise funds for families in need throughout the community.
Organizers hope that you will join them and they can count on your support to help them to continue to honor Randy and grow his “family.” To register, visit: www. eventbrite.com/e/familyFor additional information about the race, sponsorship opportunities or the foundation, contact Melody Thrower, 410-490-6069, firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation, make checks payable to Randy D. Thrower Scholarship Foundation and mail to 200 Somerset Court, Queenstown, MD 21658.
On Saturday, April 29, a variety of seaplanes are expected to fly in to the Bay Bridge Airport as part of the annual Chesapeake Sport Pilot open house. While the seaplanes are expected to represent a variety of makes and models, all of the seaplanes that are attending are amphibians, meaning that they have retractable wheels in addition to floats so they will be able to land on the runway and pull up to the Chesapeake Sport Pilot building. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and seaplanes are expected to come and go throughout the day, with the majority of them arriving around lunch time for the picnic. A special seminar titled “Seaplanes 101” will be presented at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged stop by to enjoy the open house, picnic, seminar, and seaplanes. Introductory flight lessons on the Chesapeake Sport Pilot seaplane will also be available, although advanced registration for the flights is encouraged. For more information, call 410-604-1717.
The Family Over Everything 7K Run and Walk to honor Randy Thrower, center, and benefit a foundation in his name is scheduled for June 10 in Chester. In the picture is his family. From left to right, Michelle Williams of Centreville, Owen Williams of Centreville, Melody Thrower of Queenstown, Randy Thrower, Kayla Thrower of Queenstown, Lacey Williams of Centreville, Amber Williams of Centreville, Steve Thrower of Queenstown, and Amanda Williams of Centreville.