The Tricky Ricky Ride

Saturday, June 2nd 2018

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Sam’s Wish Fund at Kids Path Of Hospice is a special fund set aside to make dreams come true for Kids Path children and their families. It’s available through the amazing generosity of our community, and named in memory of Samantha Harvell – a teenager whose remarkable spirit and courage through adversity inspired everyone who was privileged to be part of her life. Sam died on November 15, 2008 at the age of 15…but her spirit lives on through this fund!

 Samantha Harvell & Doug Shambley

Samantha Harvell & Doug Shambley


The fund was established in 2009 by the efforts of “The Tricky Ricky Memorial Ride.”  A local bike ride (in memory of Ricky Shambley) and outdoor concert, which raised money for children with terminal illnesses, TRR and Hospice teamed together, to create “Sam’s Wish Fund at Kids Path of Hospice.  Through the generosity of participants, businesses and the community, the event has been the main source of fundraising for the fund for the past 9 years.  Individuals and businesses, who believe in the ministry of Kids Path, give generously of monetary donations or in-kind donations that are raffled or auctioned off during the event.  In turn, thousands of dollars are raised to fund these special children’s dreams and medical needs. 


We’ve made family vacations come true; TVs, laptops, art supplies, literacy materials, toys and other electronics; play equipment; and the list goes on. The wishes come true for any Kids Path patient by Kids Path staff, and of course all donations to the fund are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law.  Sam’s Wish Fund and Kids Path of Hospice cares for children in Alamance, Orange, Chatham and Caswell Counties.   The special use fund is available outside of these counties for children in Hospice care when special circumstances arise. 


This year, the 11th annual Tricky Ricky Memorial Ride will benefit not only Sam’s Wish Fund but also, Kids Path of Hospice.  Kids Path of Hospice is instrumental in the lives of children in hospice care.  Through the work of Kids Path children receive a wide range of in-home medical services for children with serious and life threatening conditions.  The program also provides counseling support for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  Together, Kids Path and Sam’s Wish Fund provide care, support and hope for children in hospice care. 

 To Learn More About Sam's Wish Fund at Kids Path of Hospice Visit:

For Questions Email:


To Learn More About Kids Path of Hospice Visit:

 Doug Shambley & Samantha Harvell at the 1st Tricky Ricky Ride

Doug Shambley & Samantha Harvell at the 1st Tricky Ricky Ride

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Our goal is to partner with the community to help make this special fund available, provide medical services,  and counseling services for children through Hospice.  Sponsorship opportunities range from $25.00 and up.  Through sponsorship packages, we strive to bring attention to businesses that give back and participate.  All sponsorship fees and donations are fully tax deductible

Please contact Allison Nichols-Clapper ( for sponsorship packets

In Kind Donations:

If your company would like to donate any prizes to be raffled or acutioned please contact us!  We will be glad to pick up any in-kind donations!

-Gift Certificates


-Gift Baskets

Any and all items are greatly appreciated! 


If your company is interested in holding a fundraiser for Sam’s Wish Fund/Kids Path of Hospice Please Feel Free to Contact us!  Many local businesses  host restaurant nights donating 10-20% of their sales.  Some local businesses host special events for Sam's Wish Fund/Kids Path of Hospice. 


Email:  Tina Cates  or Allison

To Donate:

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the fund please mail to:

Sam’s Wish Fund & Kids Path of Hospice Alamance County- TRR 2017

914 Chapel Hill Rd

Burlington, NC 27515

Include Sam’s Wish Fund/Kids Path of Hospice on the Memo Line

Donations may also be done online through:

Please mark: Sam's Wish Fund/Kids Path of Hospice in the "Make a donation in memory" section of the online form


To Volunteer:



We are always looking for dedicated, passionate volunteers to help us with our event!  If you are interested in learning more about volunteer options please feel free to contact us! 

Contact: Allison Nichols-Clapper (

 We are searching for individuals who are willing to volunteer with the 11th Annual Tricky Ricky Ride! Working together for a great cause takes dedication and passion! Together, we can all make a difference!

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following:

-Putting out flyers around town and other areas

-Passing out flyers at events to promote the Ride & Field Festival as well as materials on Kids Path and Sam's Wish Fund

-Helping us contact businesses for sponsorship

-Helping to collect prizes for our event

-Sharing our informaiton on social media

-Inviting your friends to like our social media pages

-Taking Pledge Packets- Easy and great way to raise money- Ask your friends, neighbors, family & co-workers to donate just $1.00 Set a personal goal for fundraising between now and June 1st

-Field Prep: If you are willing to come help us set up for the ride and field festival- hanging banners, roping off parking areas, setting up tables and chairs etc.

-Event Prep- We have several upcoming events that we could use your help out

-Pre-selling Event T-Shirts

Day of Event Help:

-Selling T-shirts

-Selling Raffle Tickets/ 50/50 Tickets

-Helping with parking

-Set-up/Break down help

You can even volunteer just by sharing our message on facebook! Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Let's make the 10th Annual Tricky Ricky Ride & Festival a success for Kids Path of Hospice and Sam's Wish Fund at Kids Path of Hospice!


Volunteer Meetings 2018:

Meeting Schedule 2018

Monday, May 7th - 7:00PM Whiskey Sowers 113 N 4th Street Mebane, NC 27302

Tuesday, May 29th- 7:00PM Whiskey Sowers 113 N 4th Street Mebane, NC 27302




Donations Drop Off Dates:

Tuesday, May 29th-7PM Whiskey Sowers 113 N 4th Street Mebane, NC

Thursday, May 31st- Starting at 6:30PM at Event site- 877 Shallowford Church Road Elon, NC 27244

Please contact us to make special arrangement for pick-up-


Field Prep: Weather Permitting Dates: TBA


Friday, June 1 st- Event Set-Up

Sunday, June 3rd- 8:00AM Event Clean-Up - Please wear close toe shoes and bring gloves