Scholarship races benefit Prosper students

September 19, 2016

Runners and walkers who participate in the seventh annual Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship Fun Run and 5K will get an up close and personal look at Windsong Ranch as the race returns to the Prosper subdivision for a second year.

The races are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 with the starting line at the Windsong Ranch amenities center, 1001 Windsong Parkway. The one-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. This year, the presenting sponsor is Dave R. Williams Homes, L.P.

Named for Cory Ausenbaugh, who died unexpectedly in 2009, the Cory Ausenbaugh Memorial Scholarship Foundation raises funds through donations, auctions and the popular races. Funds provide two scholarships a year, both to Prosper High School graduates. One is set aside for a student wishing to pursue a technical field, and the other designated for a graduate who plans to enter the field of education.

The foundation also offers scholarships to the children of those Prosper firefighters, police officers and educators who pass away prematurely.

Online registration is open through Wednesday, Oct. 5 for $20. Registrants should visit http://secure.getmeregistered.com/CoryAusenbaughMemorial. Race day registration, beginning at 8 a.m., costs $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.

A prize for the best boots will be awarded in commemoration of Ms. Ausenbaugh’s preferred footwear. Prizes will also 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 and have their school name engraved on the side.

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 board of director members Stuart Blasingame, 469-667-1702, stuartblasingame@yahoo.com, or David Yarbrough, 214-683-5846,  yarb66@yahoo.com.

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