Last Thursday, a bicyclist luckily survived being hit and dragged by a dump truck as she rode at Pine and Boren. It was a reminder of some of the more dangerous areas of the Hill for bicyclists and of 18-year-old Nap Cantwell’s death following his crash earlier this year at Pike and Boren. At the time, there was talk of starting a memorial fund in his name to benefit non-profit BikeWorks.
Colina Barlow of BikeWorks tells CHS that more than $32,000 has been donated to the Nap Cantwell Youth Scholarship Fund “to support young leaders interested in furthering their skills as bicyclists, bike mechanics and community change makers” –
In June of this year, a young man named Nap Cantwell lost his life after colliding with a van while riding his father’s bike to work. Following the accident, the family asked that donations be made to Bike Works. Immediately, we established a Nap Cantwell Youth Scholarship Fund, to support young leaders interested in furthering their skills as bicyclists, bike mechanics and community changers.
We were humbled by the outpour of community support that was shown to this fund, which, it its first week alone, grew to over $11,000. The contributions continue to flow in daily, through heartfelt letters, bicycle donations, and monetary offerings. The scholarship fund contributions currently total over $32,000, and we are honored for this opportunity to steward a youth scholarship fund in Nap’s name, perpetuating his love of cycling and of Seattle. We are confident that this fund will help Seattle youth for years to come.
For those interested in supporting, donations can be made online through Bike Works’ secure website.
To make a donation by mail, please send your check payable to “Bike Works” at our office:
3709 S Ferdinand St
Seattle, WA 98118
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