Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship races set for Oct. 10
For the sixth year in a row, Prosper High School seniors will be vying for a scholarship named in honor of a beloved educator thanks to a foundation created to memorialize her commitment to education, says David Yarbrough, Prosper firefighter and president of the foundation.
Named for Cory Ausenbaugh, who died unexpectedly in 2009, the Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship Foundation raises funds through donations, auctions and the popular Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship (CAMS) 5K and Fun Run.
Set for Saturday, Oct. 10 at Windsong Ranch, the one-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. Windsong Ranch is located at 1001 Windsong Parkway, north of US 380, just east of FM 423.
In addition to the annual scholarship which supports a graduating senior planning on pursuing a career in education, the foundation is also designed to offer scholarships to the children of Prosper firefighters, police officers and educators who pass away prematurely.
Online registration is open through Thursday, Oct. 7 for $20 at www.getmeregistered.com and entering “Prosper” in the search field. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. while the entry fee increases to $30. A commemorative T-shirt is included in the race packet, while they last. Remaining shirts will be available for purchase after the race for $5.
In addition to a prize for the best boots, the preferred footwear of Ausenbaugh, prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place runners in both races, and first boy and girl under nine years old in the one mile race, as well as first male and female over 60 in the 5K.
Moreover, the Prosper ISD school with the most registered runners will gain possession of the traveling trophy, awarded each year to the winning school with their school name engraved on the base. Rogers Middle School is currently the trophy’s home.
The CAMS Foundation was started by members of the Prosper Fire Fighters Association after Ausenbaugh, wife of Fire Marshal Bryan Ausenbaugh, passed away. The Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship Foundation is a public charity under section 501(c)(3), and thus contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
More information on the Foundation, including how to donate, can be obtained by contacting Stuart Blasingame, 469-667-1702, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David Yarbrough, 214-683-5846, email@example.com.