SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – The family of a former San Marcos High School student who passed away last September is working to create a scholarship in her name.
Twenty-one-year-old Alannah Ritch died after being hit by a garbage truck while riding her bicycle in College Station. Ritch was a 2013 graduate of San Marcos High School.
On Saturday, family members of Ritch will be holding a 5K and fun run event to raise enough money to create an Alannah Ritch Memorial Scholarship Fund through Texas A&M University. The family says this is also a chance to raise awareness regarding cycling and pedestrian safety.
The family has a lofty goal of raising $25,000 in five years. However, once reached the scholarship will bare her name and help future Aggies attend Texas A&M.
The fun run is Saturday at 8 a.m. at Five Mile Dam Park, 4440 S. Old Stage Coach Rd. in San Marcos. Anyone who would still like to help the family and donate can go here. Until the scholarship is endowed in Ritch’s name, people looking to donate will have to specify that they wish to make their donation in memory of Alannah Ritch, graduation year 2017.