Fund Raising Events

The Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5K Race

The Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5k was initiated by Dustin and Ashley Hotsinpiller. Derek had participated in many 5k race events with Megan, Dustin, Ashley, his Uncle Terry, Aunt Brenda and many friends.

The first race was held on June 11, 2011. The course began and ended at Wayne Jamison Field at Bridgeport High School, after winding through the neighborhood streets that Derek roamed while growing up. We had over 450 participants. Racers came from all over West Virginia and the surrounding states. Over $12,000 was raised for the Scholarship Fund.

The Seventh Annual Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5k was held June 11, 2017. The 2017 race had over 300 participants and over $24,000 was added to the Scholarship Fund.

Local business and private donations continue to support the race and make it successful. Those donors and all race information is listed on the Bridgeport Track website.

The Eighth Annual Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5K Race will be held June 9, 2018 at the Bridgeport City Park.

Bridgeport Police Department Spaghetti Dinner

In May 2017, the Bridgeport Police Department again sponsored a spaghetti dinner. The meal was cooked and served by members of the Department and their families. Over $4,500 in proceeds was donated to the scholarship fund. This brings the total money raised for this event over three years to over $13,000.

Rick K and the Allnighters Fund Raiser

Chief John Walker of the Bridgeport Police Department had been involved with successful fundraisers in the past with Rick K. He knew this is what he wanted to undertake to help fund the scholarship in memory of Lt. James Hotsinpiller and DUSM Derek Hotsinpiller. After talking with Rick, Chief Walker put together a committee including Deputy Chief Randy Hartley, Melinda Lindsay, Logan Bryant and Brooke Swisher.

The Fund Raiser was held on November 2011 and again in 2012 at Village Square in Clarksburg. There were over 500 people in attendance. Chief Walker has presented Pam and Dustin Hotsinpiller with over $30,000.00 for the scholarship from these fundraisers. This was due to the generous donations of individual's and area businesses.

  • Recent Donors

    Baker Hughes
    Philip, Anna and Randy Barkins
    Shirlee Alfred
    Evans-Steiner Wedding
    Tim and Shawn Morgan in Honor of the Retirement of DEA RAC A.J. Galietti
    Cinda O'Neill
    Ric & Robin Renquest
    Brenda Tenda
    Kenneth Aucremannne
    Jane Post
    Curtis Fleming
    Paul & Evon Mihalik
    Brent Harris

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  • Scholarship Recipients 2017

    • Chase Riggs Notre Dame High School
    • Morgan Dewitt Lincoln High School
    • Matthew McDaniel Grafton High School
    • Nathan Oliverio Lincoln High School
    • recipient bios >