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Blowfish fans donate $3,000 to "Ride of Your Life"

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Fans and supporters of the Lexington County Blowfish made it possible for the club’s front office to make two $1,500 donations this year to the 2019 / 2020 SC State Fair's "Ride of Your Life Scholarship" program.

The South Carolina State Fair annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students. Any student planning to pursue his studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state is eligible to apply for these. They are awarded at an annual rate of $1,500 and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application.

“We are delighted to honor and reward these outstanding students,” State Fair manager, Nancy Smith said. “Educating the state’s youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are thrilled to continue that mission.”

The 2019 season was the Season of the Lexington County Fair for the Lexington County Blowfish. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the South Carolina State Fair, the Blowfish wore special 'fair-themed" jerseys. These "Fair Themed" jerseys were worn at home every Friday and Saturday night during the season, including on the Fourth of July! Throughout the season, fans could place bids on the colorful jersey of their choice through our annual jersey auction. The money raised through this season long online auction would go to the South Carolina State Fair Scholarship Fund.

The 150th SC Sate Fair opens on October 9th and runs through October 20th. You can see all the special promotions and the fair’s schedule by going to their website at www.scstatefair.org.

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