Alannah Ritch Memorial Fund

Continental Divide Tour Fundraiser for Alannah Ritch Memorial Scholarship Fund

My name is Clayton Niemietz. I have two great friends. Luke Joy and Joseph Morse, who have agreed to adventure with me on the Continental Divide Bicycle tour, which is a 3,000 mile mountain bike trail from Canada to Mexico, in order to raise money for the Alannah Ritch Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Alannah was the love of my life, my best friend, and my fiancé. We were high school sweet hearts who graduated from the San Marcos Highschool in the top 10% of our graduating class. Alannah and I were accepted into to Texas A&M University, where we began college together. We were focused, very much in love, and had plans for the future.

On September 8th, 2016 Alannah was in a fatal cycling accident.  Her parents, Drew and Kathi Ritch have started the Alannah Ritch Memorial Scholarship Fund, which if $25,000 is raised, it will become an endowed memorial at Texas A&M University. It will become permanent and $1,000 will be awarded to recipients every year.  I want to help raise funds in honor of Alannah. Many of you knew her and knew what a lucky guy I was to have her in my life. She was a joyful, honest, caring, loving, and  spiritual person. She loved Christ very much, followed in his teachings, and led others to his love.

Please accept my plea to help me raise funds for the Alannah Ritch Memorial Fund. All proceeds will go directly to the fund set up by her parents Drew and Kathi Ritch.

If you would like to keep up with the trip you may follow us on the social media links posted below.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Clayton Niemietz 
San Marcos, TX
Kathleen Ritch 
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