“Mitchell Akers, who left us all too early, this is what the Red Men riders do. We give back to the community. We’re a community group and love doing stuff for our own community,” says Dan Plotner of the Williamsport Red Men Riders.
The community came out to support the Mitchell Akers Scholarship fund. Mitchell died last year after being injured in an accident.
“Mitchell's was truly a one of a kind, kind of guy, and truly fun to be around. Everyone loved him, I don't think I know a single person that didn't love him,” says Brittany Denham, Mitchell’s girlfriend.
Friends and family say events like this keep Mitchell’s memory alive, while giving back to the community.
“We're just remembering Mitchell and all the things he did, and his life. We've done a lot of events and things like this, and it’s just good to do this in his memory,” says Landon Grove, Mitchell’s friend.
Friends say the young man was driven and determined to have a bright future, so a scholarship fund is an appropriate way to give back to the community in his name.
“Helping to keep Mitchell's name alive and that's one thing we really want to do, and it's helping everyone else go off to college. Mitchell always wanted to be really successful in life and it’s just a big help to other people, cause that's what Mitchell's would want to do, help others,” says Denham.
The Mitchell Akers Memorial Scholarship was created after his tragic accident at Municipal Stadium back in April. Donations will fund scholarships to graduating
To find out about other events or how you can be part of the community and support the Mitchell Akers Memorial Scholarship fund, head to the Facebook page “In Loving Memory of Mitchell Akers.”