CON­NOR’Smiles raises schol­ar­ship funds

Record Observer - - NEWS - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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.

PHO­TOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

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.

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