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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • ATV park joins battle against cancer

  • Williams Hill Pass OHV Park and Campground is holding a Day to Benefit Tim Ramsey ride Saturday, Sept. 21.
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  • Williams Hill Pass OHV Park and Campground is holding a Day to Benefit Tim Ramsey ride Saturday, Sept. 21.
    Tim Ramsey has been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and will begin chemotherapy this month, according to a release from the park. Like many Americans, Tim works hard, but has no medical insurance. In the weeks following his extensive hospital stay and diagnosis, medical bills have put his family in serious financial hardship. Park owner, Jimi Williams-Cox is lending the park for the day to raise money for the Ramsey family hoping to offset the expenses of the therapy.
    The day will begin at 8 a.m. for off-highway vehicle and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts. Live entertainment begins in the afternoon featuring bluegrass and southern gospel by the Bolin Family, followed by country and classic rock by Most Wanted. Jimi will have the barbecue grills going at The Outdoor Kitchen on The Hill serving hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, chips and sodas with a percentage of the proceeds going to the family.
    On Saturday, special events to benefit the family include Barrel Racing, Caterpillar Crawl, Ridge Run and an Off Road Poker Run. Participation fee for each event is $5.  Trophies will be presented to the winners at 5 p.m.
    Additionally, The Pass is sponsoring a raffle for the family. The winner will receive two free nights in a Williams Hill Pass cabin and complimentary riding fees for up to four people.
    As an incentive for early riders or those who need a night under the stars, the nights of Sept. 20 to 21, Williams Hill Pass is donating a portion of overnight accommodation revenue to the cause.
    Owner, Jimi Williams-Cox said “I am so happy to be able to help Tim and his family.  He has facilitated many events here that brought people together. He worked endlessly with the children and parents and helped me in so many ways.
    He would begin at 6:30 a.m., work the special events throughout the day, help with the evening dinner and then lead the guided night ride that sometimes lasted until 10 p.m. He never complained, he just smiled!” Williams said.
    “He and his family have been through a terrible time but have remained strong and continue in their love and faith in Christ.”
    More information is available at www.williamshillpass.com
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