Ride for the Future to raise money for GCCC public safety scholarships

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On Saturday, April 26, Garden City Community College’s Department of Public Safety will sponsor its Seventh Annual Ride for the Future Scholarship Fundraiser beginning at 9 a.m. at the Bible Christian Church, 1501 E. Mary Street in Garden City.

Proceeds from the ride go toward scholarships for GCCC fire, emergency medical services technology, and criminal justice students.

“This scholarship run is an opportunity for all riders to network with emergency responders who will be acting as our hosts along our ride route,” said Linda Morgan, GCCC director of public safety and criminal justice instructor. “These scholarships are for our future public safety professionals.”

Entry donation for motorcycle and vehicle drivers is $30 and a driver/passenger combo is $50. Both packages include a 2013 rocker, RTF ride shirt, one tally card, and one game ticket. Early registration is encouraged and may be done online at

“The route this year leaves Garden City with first bikes out at 10:30 and they head to Ulysses where the Grant County Public Service Providers are hosting a donation lunch around 11:30 a.m.,” said Morgan. “Then it’s on to Hugoton, then to Sublette, and back to Garden City where games of skill will be set up for those who want to participate. The skill games and ride and door prizes will be given out around 3:30 p.m. back at the church.”

Additional sponsors for the 2014 Ride for the Future include: Service Guard—A Division of Black Hills Energy, Ward’s Chemcare, The Watering Hole, JR Audio, Garden True Value, Baker Boot Co., Thai Arawan, Ehresman’s Packing/Plank’s BBQ, Peterson Printing, Garden City Power Sports, Palace Computers, Finney County Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Landgraf Family, Bill and Verlie Young, Bill and Johnetta Hebrlee, Garden City Police Department, Finney County EMS, Haskell County Sheriff’s Office, Fire, and EMS, Dairy Queen of Dodge City, EagleMed, Pioneer Communications, Jackie Houston, Hanna’s Corner, Dodge City Harley-Davidson, Jenney Adams-Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef, Finney County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Golden Plains Credit Union, Lori Cullison, American Family Insurance, Jax Sports Grille, U-Pump-It, Safemark Inc., Ward’s Garden Café, Brad and Susan Sisk, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Fire & EMS, Ulysses Police Department, and Stevens County Sheriff’s Office/Fire & EMS

For more information about the ride or sponsorship, phone 620.276.9502 or visit