The SaMercy Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland was created in memory of Sam and Mercy McCawley, who were tragically killed in an UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) accident while visiting relatives in Texas. The family and friends who have pulled their resources to put this Fund together strongly believe “no other family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because they were not aware of the dangers present in owning or driving an ATV/UTV.”
For this reason, they have established The SaMercy Fund for the following goals: to create awareness about the dangers of inappropriate or incorrect ATV (All -Terrain Vehicle)/UTV use; to educate parents and riders on the safety precautions that are necessary when driving and ATV/UTV; to raise enough dollars for safety courses for ATV/UTV riders; to enact legislation requiring safety courses and licensing for all who purchase an ATV/UTV; and to award grants or scholarships that help fund mission trips, so that the legacy of Sam and Mercy’s loving hearts lives on in God’s works.” Their goal is for the SaMercy Fund to come to represent ATV/UTV safety.”
Friends and family of the SaMercy Fund have already held two fundraisers: a cut-a-thon at The Loft Salon, LaPlata, MD on Sunday, April 3, 2016, and a run on the rail trail, June 25.
On August 20, they are planning their 1st Annual SaMercy Baseball Clinic at the Regency Furniture Stadium from 9 – 1 p.m. for ages 9 to 15. It is $75 to participate and instructors will include former Blue Crabs baseball players: Joe Gannon, Charlie Manning, Jim Ed Warden, and Blue Crabs Manager Jeremy Owens. If you preregister by August 10, you are guaranteed a tshirt. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jim Ed at 615-556-1473. All proceeds directly support the SaMercy Fund.
Carol Lewis, grandmother of Sam and Mercy McCawley, stated, “the ongoing support for our families have been nothing short of amazing.”
To support the SaMercy Fund efforts, you may make a tax deductible donation payable to Community Foundation of Southern Maryland or CFSOMD and in the memo add SaMercy Fund and mailed to PO. Box 716, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 or go online to: http://cfsomd.org/funds.html#samercy.
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