Breckenridge Texan

Sloan Everett Bike Ride raises more than $13,000 for local volunteer fire departments

Sloan Everett Bike Ride raises more than $13,000 for local volunteer fire departments
November 14
17:21 2019

When the Everett family started planning this year’s memorial bicycle ride in honor of the late Sloan Everett, they wanted to expand the event while at the same time benefiting a group that was dear to their hearts – volunteer firefighters.

Sloan Everett was killed by a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle in 2017. He and two friends were trying to save the cattle on the Franklin Ranch northeast of Amarillo. The Breckenridge High School graduate had been involved in many aspects of Breckenridge, including serving on the Stephens Memorial Hospital Board and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Volunteer firefighters responded to the fire that day, and the Everett family wanted to recognize the invaluable role volunteer firefighters play in rural Texas. This year’s bike ride was renamed the Sloan Everett Pure Country Memorial Bike Ride and featured a fundraising aspect. All of the proceeds from the ride were donated to Stephens County volunteer fire departments.

The event raised a total of $13,136.20. The Caddo VFD, Hubbard Creek VFD and Wayland VFD each received checks for $4,378.73.

Everett’s parents, Jim and Teresa Everett, were on hand at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce recently to present the checks to the organizations.

On behalf of the Sloan Everett Pure Country Memorial Bike Ride, Jim and Teresa Everett, at left, present a check to Sy Mitchell and Bill Clausen of the Caddo Volunteer Fire Department, center. Representing the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce are Luke Grider, Carrie Holson and Jaclyn Morehart. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Jim and Teresa Everett, at left, present a check to Tom Claybrook of the Hubbard Creek Volunteer Fire Department, center, from the Sloan Everett Pure Country Memorial Bike Ride, Representing the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce are Luke Grider, Jaclyn Morehart and Carrie Holson. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Sloan Everett Pure Country Memorial Bike Ride raised more than $13,000 this year, and Jim and Teresa Everett, at left, recently presented a check to Sammy Fambro, Cecil Ramsaier, Kent Burgess, Brian Rogers, Walker Ramsaier and G.L. Dubose with the Wayland Volunteer Fire Department. Representing the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce are Luke Grider, Carrie Holson and Jaclyn Morehart. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Participants in the 2019 Sloan Everett Pure Country Memorial Bike Ride take off during the event in October. For more information about the bike ride, click here to read the article about the event.(Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support The Breckenridge Texan





Archives

Title of the document Sign up for our
e-newsletter
Click Here