Covington Relay for Life in need of new teams

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2014

This year’s Relay for Life event will not kick off for another three months, but first-year chairman Larry Brown said the hunt for teams has already begun.

“So far this year, we’ve had our fiscal kick off (Tuesday) night with teams for Covington County,” Brown said. “We had 17 teams for our first meeting. We’re hoping to get 20 to 25.”

Brown said “Superheroes” is the official theme for this year’s event, adding that making the fundraiser a true countywide event would be a super way to kick off the year.

“The event is hosted in Andalusia, but this is the Covington County Relay for Life,” Brown said. “We want to reach out and get teams from Opp and Florala, and just all over the county. We want to reach out to areas that haven’t been touched.”

Brown said last year’s goal of $100,000 was met – a feat he would like to see repeated in 2014.

“We will hold our event April 25 at the Kiwanis building,” he said. “We do opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., and then we’ll have the walk from 6 to 11 p.m.”

While Relay for Life’s 2014 event will include a walk, games, food and more, Brown said, right now, the focus is on signing up more teams.

“You can be one person or five,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. We just want you to participate and be a part of this.”

Brown said Relay for Life will hold meetings the second Tuesday of each month from now until the event at the Holiday Inn Express on U.S. Hwy. 84 at 6 p.m. Brown can also be reached via email at