CONNOR’Smiles raises scholarship funds
CENTREVILLE — At the 4H Park in Centreville on Saturday, May 6, CONNORS’miles organizers held their 6th annual 5K/10K Walk/Run to benefit the Connor Rice Memorial Fund. According to John Horrigan from Northwestern Mutual in Annapolis, supporter and emcee for the event, the fund has raised more than $100,000 since its inception.
Connor was a bright, fun, athletic young man who was tragically killed in a car crash on September 16, 2011, at the age of 15. Connor loved to run and was proud to be part of the Cross Country team at Queen Anne’s County High School. He was active in his church youth group and enjoyed creating with LEGO’s, as evidenced by the logo on the race T-shirts for this year.
Runners from all over Queen Anne’s County and as far away as New Jersey, competed in a 5 or 10 K around the 4-H Park in Centreville. The Connor Rice Memorial Fund awards scholarships to students from Queen Anne’s County High School who excel academically and in athletics.
The American Heritage Girls, a faith-based club, receive thanks for their ongoing support of the Rice family.
Left, Robin Rice with Andi Morony and Renee Klawsan at the end of CONNOR’Smiles race on Saturday, May 6.
Left, Robin Rice with Jesse Freeman, Centreville, first place in the mens’s 30-39.