2019 Rum­sey Ride tops $47K

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailpho­tos by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The an­nual Rum­sey Ride For STARS has topped $47,000, rais­ing its 29-year to­tal to well over $800,000 for STARS Air Am­bu­lance.

The ride has en­joyed three decades of suc­cess, and the sun shined (and the wind blew) again on this year as 152 rid­ers took to the trails around the Bar TL Ranch on Sun­day, Au­gust 12. Long time rider and vol­un­teer Ernie God­dard praised the work of the vol­un­teers.

“It takes peo­ple to do what we have done for 29 years,” said God­dard.

Truly rid­ers of all ages took to the trails; the old­est be­ing Marvin Don­aghy at 89 years old. He was pre­sented a spe­cial gift in mem­ory of long­time or­ga­nizer Jac­qui God­dard. Also awarded was the youngest rider, 3-year old Eas­ton Comte.

He was also one of the top ju­nior fundrais­ers.

While they are still work­ing on the fi­nal to­tal for the event, through pledges alone the rid­ers raised $40,500. The top fundraiser was Lynn Tan- ner who raised $9,225. The top rais­ing ju­nior rider was Rylee Jones who brought in $3,154.

Also con­tribut­ing to the to­tal were the Poker run, Gooch’s Gang’s lunch, the Rum­sey Fire­fight­ers Break­fast, the Coun­try Cook­ers Din­ner, and the silent auc­tion.

The Rum­sey Ride for STARS is one of the char­ity ’s long­est run­ning fundrais­ing events, and it shows no sign of slow­ing down.

If it walks like a duck… Jill Brodie and her Bor­der Col­lie were a hit as they herd a flock of ducks at the 29th an­nual Rum­sey Ride.

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