Lincoln Park BMX fundraiser ranks No. 2 in nation

Some friendly competition and generous hearts earlier this year helped local BMX riders raise more than $6,800 to help battle cancer.

Their efforts put Lincoln Park BMX riders among the top fundraisers in the nation.

The Race For Life awards ceremony was held on Nov. 25 in Tulsa, Okla., as part of a multi-day event at USABMX Grand Nationals. Races, held locally in mid-June, raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A total of 282 tracks throughout the U.S. raised a combined total of $255,014.38. Lincoln Park BMX raised $6,844.47 and was recognized as the No. 2 fundraising track in the entire country.

Two local Lincoln Park BMX riders — Braedyn Monette (ninth) and Cash Coleman (18th) — were in the top 20 in the nation for individual fundraisers.

Sean Coleman, Lincoln Park BMX Track Operator, was on hand in Tulsa to accept the award.

“[I’m] proud of all the Lincoln Park BMX racers who worked hard this year raising funds for the Race for Life,” he said in a press release. “It’s always nice to see them give back – especially first years racer Braedyn and his efforts in this campaign.”