TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Motorcycle riders to come through middle of Connellsville on Saturday

Daily Photo Galleries

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, 6:42 p.m.
 

A lot of people knew Scott Nicholson.

He ran a local saw mill. And he loved motorcycles.

Nicholson died in 2007 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Wanting to help others who are burdened by the costs associated with cancer, Scott initiated a motorcycle ride as a fundraiser before he died.

His wife, Connie, continues that tradition.

The Scott Nicholson Memorial Ride will be held on Saturday.

The ride will begin at 11 a.m. from Ed Nicholson & Sons Lumber, 2451 Springfield Pike, Connellsville. The riders will go up into the Laurel Mountains and then come back to the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department hall for a dinner that should begin at about 6 p.m.

“We were fortunate enough that we had the money to make it to appointments and cover the co-pays,” Nicholson said. “But, he saw that other people needed help. He decided to find a way to raise money.”

Each year the fundraiser has been held, Connie Nicholson said a Harley Davidson motorcycle has been given away.

The first year, Scott and a friend provided the motorcycle. Since that time, a motorcycle has been donated. Nicholson said more than $38,000 has been raised each year.

She said funds are raised for the Nicholson Cancer Fund to help those in the local region, including Fayette, Westmoreland and Somerset counties.

The 500 tickets for this year's ride have been sold out for about a month.

“My husband was pretty popular and friendly to anybody,” Nicholson said.

“Being he was so well liked, so many people help,” she said. “Seventy volunteers, rain or shine, will be there. That's how much they loved him.”

She said riders include those who only get on their motorcycles once a year. Others ride all the time, even to work every day.

The ride will pass through the middle of Connellsville. Nicholson said the riders usually take about a half hour to go through an intersection. Police and EMS are alerted to the run.

Cancer patients in need of help can get in touch with the cancer fund by mail at 2451 Springfield Pike, Connellsville, PA 15424; by calling 412-582-5310, or by filling in the form available on the Nicholson Cancer Fund Inc. Facebook page.

“We're here to help,” Nicholson said.

Karl Polacek is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at kpolacek@tribweb.com or 724-626-3538.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Mill Run woman sentenced in daughter’s death
  2. Connellsville Rite Aid robbed
  3. Former Connellsville councilman’s foresight led to happier trails
  4. New HR director in place in Fayette; commissioner remains opposed to hiring
  5. Connellsville-area group shares photos, stories, legacy
  6. Lynn: Fayette churches plan special Easter celebration services
  7. Robbery charges against Elizabeth Township man dismissed
  8. Everyone encouraged to participate in Connellsville Holy Week events
  9. Connellsville residents committed to community’s success
  10. Crowded primary field to test incumbents in nearly every race in Fayette
  11. Connellsville health board warns property owners