Relay needs more teams

Published 6:43 pm Friday, February 8, 2013

Teams are desperately needed to participate in the April Covington County Relay for Life, organizers said Friday.

This year’s team goal was set at 30; however, only 15 are registered, said Relay committee member Patty Sing-leton-Seay. Relay for Life is an organized, over-night community fundraising walk designed to serve as a culmination of months of fundraising for the American Cancer Society.

In November, 12 teams were registered to participate in this year’s “Playing for a Cure” game show-themed event, which will be held on April 26 at the Kiwanis Center fairgrounds.

But that’s not enough teams, Seay said.

“We want people to know there is still time for anyone who is interested to get involved,” she said. “The more participation we have, the better the event is.”

Relay committee members and volunteers are also needed.

“You don’t have to be on a Relay team to participate,” she said. “If you’re one person who wants to give back, then we would love for you to volunteer as a committee member. These are the people who help organize the big event. It takes a lot of work and without these wonderful people, we couldn’t host Relay.”

To get more information, a committee member meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Covington Electric Cooperative’s boardroom. A team captain meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

To help meet this year’s fundraising goal of $105,000, the annual Relay for Life pageant will be held on March 16 at the LBW Community College Dixon Center. Applications are available at Cadence Bank, P&J Formals, Upsy Daisy and CEC.