In memory of the late Sean Summerfield, Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson has established the Sean Summerfield Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship is funded by the Cannonball Run that will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at the dealership, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway. The Spring Run, which was held April 29, also contributed to the scholarship that will be awarded to the child of a Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson employee.
Summerfield, who died at age 23, had worked at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson since the age of 15, when his father volunteered him for an open wash bay position. During his time there, he built and modified his own motorcycle while also partaking in special projects for the dealership. He was the inspiration for Smoky Mountain H-D’s High School Bike Build Off and was a vital member in the development of the Smoky Mountain Scrambler projects.
The Cannonball Run will involve teams of motorcycle riders navigating through East Tennessee, reaching as many checkpoints as possible within a 100 mile radius of the Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership. Registration is $ 25, and can be completed at www.smh-d.com.
Smoky Mountain Harly-Davidson promises the event will occur rain or shine. Riders can register at the dealership on the ride date starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. All participants must be registered by 11 a.m.
The event will conclude at The Shed beside Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson with an AC/DC Tribute Concert featuring Big Gun.