January 27, 2018

The Cause

Since 1999, tens of thousands of runners have participated in one of the three competitions to have fun and help raise money for the Dick Dougherty Scholarship Fund.

Named in memory of the late longtime Courier Times sports editor, all monies in the fund are donated to the general scholarship funds of Bucks County high schools.

To date (2018) the scholarship fund has generated over $400,000 in college financial aid for 18 Bucks County high schools, including a donation to 34 top scholar-athletes each year.

The annual Kiwanis Sesame Place Classic, which features a 5K race, a 1-mile fun run and a Sesame Sprint for the kids is the main contributor to this valuable scholarship fund.

We would welcome all donations, large or small, using the ‘donate’ button on this page.


Read about Bonnie Devenney and Clarence Rodgers, two of the thirty-eight Bucks County High School athletes honored at the 19th annual Courier-Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

May 25th 2018

Bucks County’s best scholar-athletes honored at Kiwanis Awards Banquet