Richard Davenport Memorial Scholarship Fund for Therapeutic Riding in South Central Kentucky

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 10:00 AM CST

Richard Davenport was  born with Cerebral Pasley. As a child he endured many surgeries to help straighten his legs to help him walk. It wasn’t till the age of 4 he took his first steps. Richard spent most of his childhood in institutions for the handicapped, since there were limited options for parents of kids with needs. The only therapeutic activity that was available back then was swimming.

Uncle Richard (as he was known by family and friends) went to a Rider Expo for New Beginnings Therapeutic Ridings in Bowling Green a couple years before his passing. He was so impressed with all of the riders and especially enjoyed watching the riders with Cerebral Palsey. He said he wished they had this when he was younger. That day the Bowling Green Daily News had a feature article about the Expo in the paper with a color picture of one of the kids with CP. He had someone cut it out for him and took that clipping back home to California with him to be a reminder to pray for NBTR and all of the riders.

When it a few of “Uncle Richards” family members found out that some of the riders were unable to pay for their tuition, that’s when the family decided to create the Scholarship Fund in his name. Their first event will take place in just a little over a month.

“It’s All About The Ride!” The first Richard Davenport Memorial Scholarship “Benefit Motorcycle Ride” will be held on Saturday, July 9th, 2011. The Start and Finish Points will be at Harley Davidson of Bowling Green 251 Cumberland Trace Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The organizers are looking for businesses to get involved with raffle items and/or to help out by sponsoring a kid for the year to receive therapy.

To learn more about the Richard Davenport Scholarship Fund, check them out on facebook or on their initial website. If you would like to help the kids of our community, call Pam at 796-5039 or email at pannepg@yahoo.com.

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