Account set up for ice rider

A Go Fund Me account has been set up in support of the Troy Ritchie family.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up in support of the Troy Ritchie family.

Ritchie, a Lacombe citizen, was fatally injured in a collision during the Numb Bum 24-hour Ice Race in Sandy Beach two weeks ago. The Pembina Dirt Riders Association, the organizers of the ice-racing event, created the fundraising account to support Ritchie’s family.

The association, including riders and pit crew members, also raised over $2,000 on the evening of the race after STARS airlifted Ritchie to the hospital.

“The girls and I feel overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity from all of you that share in our grief,” said Carolyn Ritchie in a Facebook post on behalf of the family.

In addition to the Go Fund Me account, a trust fund account has been set up at ATB Financial branches under ‘In Trust for Troy Ritchie.’ A memorial will be held for Ritchie in the coming weeks.

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