The 2nd annual RunWV Brandi Bowen Scholarship 5K will be held at Cline Stansberry Stadium and Rails-to-Trails on Sunday, November 7th at 3:00 PM. All the profits from this race will be donated to the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund.

Brandi Bowen was a 2007 graduate of Doddridge County High School. Brandi was a standout athlete at DCHS, but more importantly, she was a standout person. She was attending Glenville State College and running on their Cross Country and Track & Field teams when she lost her life in a tragic auto accident in February 2009.

Her parents have established the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund to help carry on Brandi’s legacy. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia.

Last year, the RunWV Brandi Bowen Scholarship 5K raised over $3,700 for the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund. We couldn’t have done it without your help. Due to busy schedules and the birth of our second child, we likely will not be able to contact you in person. If we are unable to contact you directly (in person or by mail), please do not hesitate to make a sponsorship donation. Donations are needed to cover the cost of T-Shirts, Trophies, and Post-Race Refreshments. Any donations received beyond those needs go straight to the race profit which gets donated to the Scholarship fund.

If your business would prefer to donate a gift card or merchandise rather than cash, that would be appreciated as well. While gift cards and merchandise don’t directly add to the amount donated to the Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Fund, they can be used as incentives to get more people to participate in the race, which does directly add to the amount donated.

While this letter is intended for businesses, individuals who would like to contribute to this event are certainly welcome to do so.

Donors who have made contributions valuing $25 or more by October 20th will have their names placed on the back of the race T-Shirt to acknowledge their contribution to this scholarship fundraiser.