Seventeen bicyclists raised $2,034.10 for St. Judes Hospital on Saturday at the OFA Dome in the Ogdensburg Bike A Thon. Connor Grenier, a student from Lincoln School, was the top fundraiser collecting $738.10 - the highest amount raised by an individual in the 17 years of the event. Kris Folsom in 2002 raised $654.50 as the previous best.
In the 17 years, the Ogdensburg Bike A Thon has raised a total of $35,795.34.
Grenier will receive a new bike from Ogdensburg Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, the major sponsor of the event.
Participants in the 2012 St. Judes Bike A Thon included: Connor Grenier (Lincoln) $738.10, Aiden Irish (Sherman) $300, Jace LaRue (Madill) $150, Nick McRoberts (Lincoln) $135, Kathryn Langley (Madill) $125, Kenzie Bucher (Lincoln) $110, Lily Mallette (Sherman) $110, Garritt Willis (Sherman) $100, Janesha Brown (Lincoln) $40, Jacob Farley (Sherman) $40, Jed Farley (Sherman) $36, Kiara Chase (Sherman) $35, Alex Nisbet (Madill) $45, Madison Tallon (Hammond) $35, Grace Shea (Madill) $20, Jack Shea (Kennedy) $20, Tera Brennan (Madill) $5.
The bike-a-thon organizers would like to thanks the events sponsors: Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Stewarts, Austin Layng, Price Chopper, the Ogdensburg Key Club, Ogdensburg Free Academy, the Ogdensburg Lions Club, the SUNY Canton Book Store and the SUNY Canton Chaney Food Service.