Father holds benefit ride in honor of slain son

May. 22, 2013 @ 03:09 PM

A father is making sure that some good comes out of losing his son.
Tim Nall is working to orchestrate The Seth Nall Scholarship Benefit Ride being held on June 8, beginning at 10 a.m., leaving from Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 9429 Archdale Road, in Trinity. The ride is designed to help graduating seniors from Trinity High School go to college in memory of Nall’s son, Seth. So far Tim Nall, organizer, has gathered $3,100 for the scholarship and hopes to raise more during this year’s ride.
“This is the second year we have done this,” said Tim Nall, organizer. “Seth, my son, was a people person and everybody loved him. We want to keep his name alive while helping some kids that are less fortunate and give them a jumpstart for college.”
Seth, who graduated from Trinity High in 2010, was killed in Archdale in July when an argument on Muddy Creek Road got out of hand. A shotgun was fired and Nall was struck in the shoulder. According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, he was a just a bystander during the argument. Seth was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
“Seth was very active and liked riding motorcycles,” Nall said. “He never met a stranger and kept everyone laughing all the time. He was a super kid who liked to help people. He would go help anyone who needed help with anything.”
On Friday, four students at Trinity High will be presented with scholarships at the school.
“The amount of scholarship money depends on their needs,” Nall said. “We want to give it to those kids who can really use it.”
The ride is open to motorcycles and cars, and there will be a van available for those who do not want to drive. The ride will end at Rider’s in the Country, 5701 Randleman Road, where there will be food, a 50/50 raffle and a poker tournament.
For more information, donations or sponsorships, contact Nall at (336) 989-5000.
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