Memorial fund provides scholarships to FHS athletes.
Five years ago, the family of Parker Mathis set out to develop a scholarship fund in memory of the Franklin High School student who passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 2010. Parker's family wanted to create something positive in his memory, so the Parker Mathis Memorial Scholarship fund was established.
On Saturday, the family celebrated the 5th anniversary of the 5.1k for #51, a fundraiser event to benefit the scholarship fund. Each year, the event is held at Iotla Baptist Church and in addition to the 5.1k fundraiser race, Parker's family wanted to host a special event in honor of Parker's memory. Music was provided by Blue Ridge and Stronghold, along with a BBQ lunch, carnival style games, face painting, and a corn hole tournament.