Warthogs' Snow Memorial Ride is Aug. 21 rain or shine
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:21 am

The St. Lawrence Chapter of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club will hold its second annual Shawn Snow Memorial Ride Saturday, Aug. 21, rain or shine, beginning and ending at the Paul A. Conroy Jr. AMVETs Post 1997, 60 State St., Heuvelton.

The AMVETSs will be offering a breakfast for $5 during registration. Registration starts at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., $20 a rider and $5 additional for passengers. The ride departs at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to return by 5 p.m. Stops will be in Gouverneur, Fine, and Hermon, traveling over 100 miles.

The dinner this year will be prime rib prepared by Donny Bellinger and Brian Brown.

There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction again this year.

Shawn Snow, a trooper with the NY State Police for 19 years, was electrocuted Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 while assisting a stranded motorist changing a flat tire on an antique fire truck on the approach to the Ogdensburg Prescott Bridge. Trooper Snow and the motorist were accidentally killed when the fire truck's ladder came in contact with overhead power lines.

With the support of Shawn Snow’s family this ride has been established to raise funds for the Shawn W. Snow Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship has been created to assist students who are entering into their first year of college and seeking a degree in criminal justice. Last year’s event raised over $5,000 towards the scholarship.

This spring the Snow Family and the St. Lawrence Chapter of the Warthogs were proud to award five students with scholarships for the 2010 fall semester.