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July 31, 2013

Race benefits the United Way

NORMAN — Hundreds of volunteers, spectators and riders made their way to the Sooner Mall parking lot for The Ride, a big wheel race to benefit the United Way of Norman.

The event was initiated by First American Bank and co-sponsored by Sooner Mall and Bramlett & Associates Multimedia with support from countless area businesses including Citywide Mortgage, Sportstalk 1400 and Nexus Productions.

Riders ranged in age from 3-8 years old old and competed based on age and gender. Businesses and individuals purchased big wheel tricycles and decorated them however they chose. Designs were widely varied. For example, OG&E created a mini bucket truck while New Life Bible Church opted for an intriguing “living dead zombie mobile.”

In total, 48 children competed and there were smiles all around when each participant received a medal. Winners, who each received a trophy, were as follows:

3-4 year old girls

First place: Ava Wilson

Second place: Ebony Cook

Third place: Emelyn Christopher

3-4 year old boys

First place: Cannan Haynes

Second place: Riley Gay

Third place: Triston Mitchell

5-6 year old girls

First place: Caroline Clark

Second place: Laney Gay

Third place: Bekham Rother

5-6 year old boys

First place: Ethan Vinson

Second place: Jaxon Staggs

Third place: Gavin Bailey

7-8 year old girls

First place: Madeline Clark

Second place: Alexis Gay

Third place: Riley Jarvis

7-8 year old boys

First place: Parker Davis

Second place: Tony Underwood

Third place: Tyson Thomas-Simmons

In addition, trophies were awarded to the best decorated big wheels in the individual and business categories. The designs were judged by Kristin Collins, President of the United Way of Norman, Roger Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Norman Public Schools and Cleveland County Assistant District Attorney, John Pevehouse. Winners in the best decorated contest were as follows:

Individuals

First place: Tony Underwood — Tony the Tiger design

Second place: Melanie Pickens — Monsters, Inc design

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