THE MACKENZIE PAYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Mackenzie Ann Payne
July 20, 1995 – June 26, 2018
“There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains”
Committed to spreading JOY, HOPE & LOVE, by helping those in need in honor of our Kenzie Girl.
The Mackenzie Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund was born from a great loss. From the depth of one family’s pain, promises have been made. The promise of keeping their loved one’s memory alive by seeing other people’s dreams fulfilled.
See all the ways we have been raising monies to go towards scholarships and help others in need throughout the year.
Individual donations for Payne’s Promise Fund through Emporia Community Foundation. All donations are 501c3a tax-deductible. Click the button below “Donate Today”
Please help Kenzie’s drive save some lives! Never silenced her legacy will continue on….
Garmin (DK) Dirty Kanza
This years race in Emporia, KS
June 3, 2023
24 riders riding in the Garmin DK, for a fund raiser for Kenzie Payne Memorial Fund. Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200. We hope you will choose to join us in Emporia, Kansas the first weekend after Memorial Day. Thousands of riders from around the country come and participate in this event.
Thank you all for helping keep Kenzie memories alive and riding for her!
THE MACKENZIE PAYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS FOR THOSE IN NEED
We’ve Raised over $20,000
Help Fulfill Payne’s Promise
100% of monies raised will continue with the scholarships and help others in need throughout the year.
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We hope to continue to find ways to generate money to keep funding Kenzie's Charity so that her eagerness for knowledge and her caring heart for giving continues.