Frito-Lay RISE Native American Network recently donated $5,000 to the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association for Native American scholarships.
The TOTRA is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to Native American students. This organization also originated the Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride, now in its 19th year.
The group still rides annually in September along the historic Trail of Tears with thousands of bikers participating from the U.S. and abroad.
The portion of the trail known as the Bells Route came through Fayetteville.
The RISE team held several fundraiser events, both at their site and at community events over the summer, to raise the funds.