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 Eighth Annual Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5K was held June 9, 2018. The 2018 race had over 350 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 Ninth Annual Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars Memorial 5K Race will be held June 8, 2019 at the Bridgeport City Park.

Bridgeport Police Department Spaghetti Dinner

In May 2018, the Bridgeport Police Department again sponsored a spaghetti dinner. The meal was cooked and served by members of the Department and their families. Over $2,800 in proceeds was donated to the scholarship fund. This brings the total money raised for this event over four years to over $16,000.

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

    Ken Nunes, USMS/TOD-OEM In Memory of All DUSMS who made the Ultimate Sacrifice
    Tim and Shawn Morgan to Honor the Retirement of ATF Resident Agent in Charge, Dewayne Haddix and to Honor the Retirement of WVSP Trooper J.W. Smith
    In Memory of USPO Vincent Zummo:
    Tim and Shawn Morgan
    The Lambert Family
    Steve Randolph
    Weston-Buckhannon Board of Realtors
    Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hitchcock
    Steve and Joyce Wickland
    Simpson Creek Baptist Church

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  • Scholarship Recipients 2022

    • Shane Milam Marshall University
    • Kendra Lyons West Virginia University
    • Kayli Barton Shepherd University
    • Christopher Short Moorefield High School
    • Matthew Wolfe Delawder Moorefield High School
    • Hunter Finn West Virginia University
    • Devin Lowry Liberty University
    • Angel McCauley West Virginia University
    • recipient bios >