The Old Howard 100 is a ride through three counties in Alabama’s historic Black Belt sponsored by Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences. The event benefits Sowing Seeds of Hope, a partnership between Perry County and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship that seeks to enhance the quality of work and life in Perry County through improved educational opportunities, health care, tourism, transportation and economic development.
Proceeds assist Perry County residents who receive care through Samford’s year-round health programs. Students and faculty in Samford’s nursing, pharmacy, and exercise and sports medicine programs offer regular health-care screenings, evaluations and monitoring services. Sowing Seeds of Hope Executive Director Frances Ford notes that such funds fill a critical void in health-care distribution by providing medication or supplies to newly diagnosed patients.