University President to raise scholarship funds for students

(Canton, Ohio) – Malone University President David King has a goal to raise $1,000 per kilometer and $100,000 in total.

King has been cycling for more than 2 decades and this year he’s planning to cycle 100 kilometers or 62 miles. The money raised is for unrestricted scholarships for students attending the university. In 2019 the university, which serves approximately 1,700 students, distributed roughly $18 million in financial aid. More than 95% of students enrolled last year received some kind of financial support.

This year marks the fifth year for the Pioneer 100 Fundraiser, but 2020 marks the first VIRTUAL event. Community members are encouraged to “go the extra mile to make a lasting impact on the lives of Malone’s students by supporting scholarships.” according to the universit’s website event information.

Participants are invited to run, walk, bike, or rollerblade at any place, at any pace.


  1. Register to get a shirt to wear on the day of your 5k.
  2. Share the race with the Malone community on social media to show support for Malone students!

Use #Pioneer5k and tag the Malone accounts on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) or email photos to

The $30 registration fee covers the cost of a t-shirt and includes a donation to Malone Fund scholarships. Once registered, participants will receive a race packet and invitation to share their journey with the university.

The virtual event kicks off on Saturday, September 19 with the annual Pioneer 100 featuring President David King as he rides his bike 100 km for student scholarships. Participants have until October 3 to join the effort. On October 3rd the university will host a Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend.

More information can be found here.

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