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Come celebrate with us!!

October 3, 2021

Hello Pit Run Friends~

Planning has begun for a live hybrid event this October 3rd in Neahwa Park. The 28th Annual Pit Run will take place as an in-person event, paying close attention and adhering to CDC and DOH guidelines as they unfold. An option to participate virtually will also be available to accommodate all individuals at their own comfort level

This site will be updated throughout late spring/early summer as details get approved.

Hope you can join us!

The annual Pit Run is an activity of “The Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.”. The purpose of the foundation is to establish a scholarship fund intended to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior(s) from Oneonta High School who demonstrates the ability to enhance the local community. This $4,000 scholarship is provided annually in the memory of Ricky J. Parisian, a 1978 graduate of Oneonta High School. This financial support is renewed each year through completion of (at least) their initial degree. In addition, the foundation, when possible, will allocate funds to support educational opportunities/programs for surrounding area, including avenues of social enrichment.

Currently, there are five scholarship recipients pursuing their degrees (or advanced degrees). During the Spring 2021 semester, $11,000 were distributed among our recipients. We anticipate distributing $11,000 during the Fall 2021 semester and an additional $11,000 during the Spring 2022 semester.

In January 2021, an additional $14,225 of support was allocated to area children’s programs.