Upcoming fundraisers for the Gary Ray Davis Emergency Medical Services Scholarship to benefit Emergency Medical Service students at Piedmont Community College

Established in 2015, the Gary Ray Davis EMS scholarship was created to provide a financial opportunity for individuals interested in the Emergency Medical Services profession and pursuing a career in his/her community.

Funds to support this scholarship were originally raised through a motorcycle ride in 2015. This year, the fundraising committee will hold two events - a golf tournament and a memorial ride - in an effort to raise additional funds and awareness.
Captain Gary Ray Davis
The Gary Ray Davis Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 6 at the Roxboro Country Club. Entry fee is $40 for RCC members and $50 for non-members. In addition to a hole-in-one prize of $10,000, putting contest, and closest to pin awards, prizes will be given to the first, second, and third place teams.

The following day, Saturday, May 7, a memorial ride will commence at the Roxboro Country Club with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. (12 p.m. departure). Participants are invited to drive/ride motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc. and will enjoy a hot dog dinner and dance at the end of the ride. The cost is $10 per person.

For additional information on either event, contact Heather at (336) 583-6860 or heather.copeland2@gmail.com.

About the Gary Ray Davis Emergency Medical Services Scholarship:
Captain Gary Ray Davis was a passionate man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a multi-talented individual with many interests and excelled in the Emergency Medical Services field. After graduating from Person Senior High School in 1987 he wanted to drive an ambulance. Gary had a deep sense of duty and was keenly interested in taking care of people. His first experience in the Emergency Services arena was as a volunteer with the Leasburg Fire Department. Later he became an Emergency Medical Technician with Caswell County EMS. On April 17, 1989, Gary accepted a full-time EMT position with Person County EMS.

Gary aspired for more and went back to school to pursue Paramedic certification. On April 23, 1993 he achieved certification status as a NC EMT Paramedic, one of the first in Person County to hold this certification.

At the time of his death, Gary was a Captain with 25 years of service and held the distinction of being only one of four Paramedic Captains who also served Medical Examiners for the County.

Gary enjoyed imparting his knowledge to those who were willing and eager to learn. Thanks to family, friends, and other supporters, this scholarship provides an avenue for continued learning in Gary’s memory.

Ideal scholarship candidates should possess many of the characteristics and qualities that Gary exhibited in his life: passion, loyalty, compassion, ambition, and dedication. For information about PCC's EMS training, click here.

For additional information or to apply for the scholarship, visit www.piedmontcc.edu/scholarships or contact Angelique Furr, located at the Public Safety Training Center. Her contact information is (336) 694-4013 or Angelique.Furr@piedmontcc.edu.

Photo: Gary Ray Davis