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BLACKFOOT â€” The Relay for Life season is well underway with several great teams sponsoring some fun and unique fundraisers, but more teams are needed to make the event a success and to raise money for cancer research.
Teams who participate attend the overnight carnival-type event June 17-18 where there is great entertainment, food and fun. Teams also have the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors as they lead the all-night walk around the track and participate in the moving luminaria ceremony at dark.
Those interested in forming a team can attend the team captain meeting Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Meridian Center, 410 Meridian St.
Team registration is $100 for 10-20 members. Teams larger than 20 members should be two teams. All members will receive a T-shirt to wear to the event.
Team captains attend training meetings each month until the Relay for Life Event. Team captains recruit and register members for their teams, keep their members informed and encourage the team members to raise money for Relay for Life.
On the night of the event, teams are encouraged to set up a campsite and decorate it according to the theme of "Give Cancer the Boot." Teams are encouraged to have someone walking the track at all times from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Those interested in forming a team can contact Jana Rupe at 785-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams can also register online at www.relayforlife.org/blackfootid.
Relay for Life Fundraisers and Events
April 14 â€“ Bowl-a-thon at Starlite Lanes, 500 E. Walker, Blackfoot â€“ 2:30 p.m. â€“ Angels Among Us Team members are taking pledges now.
April 16 â€“ Bridge & Pinochle Gamesâ€”1 p.m.â€”$10 per player
Players can win fun â€˜White Elephantâ€™ gifts!
United Methodist Church, 169 S. University Ave. Sponsored by Angels Among Us.
April 16 â€“ Texas Holdâ€™em Poker Tournament â€“ 6 p.m. to Midnight
Senior Community Center â€“ 20 E. Pacific St - Blackfoot
Free entry tickets, free food & drinks and lots of fun
Limited Seating â€“ Entry tickets required
Raffle for great prizes - $5/each or 10 for $25
Pick-up tickets at RE/MAX Preferred Properties, 199 W. Bridge St. â€“ Blackfoot
Alliance Title â€” 4th Annual Awesome Cookbooks â€“ $7
Raffle for Survivor Quilt & Bag â€“ donated by Jacque Winterowd
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20
Contact Michelle or Christa at 785-4573 or purchase at 246 W. Pacific St.
Rodriguez Boys Lawn Spring Clean Fundraiser â€“ April through May on Saturdays
$7.50/hour â€“ Will rake leaves, clean flower beds, plant flowers, mow lawns, etc.
Call 680-9586 to schedule. Sponsored by Team F.A.I.T.H and Team U.F.C.
Register for Bingham's Got Talent, sponsored by Angels Among Us, by noon April 29. Bingham's Got Talent will be May 6 at 7 p.m. Applications are available at Tweedy's Music, the Methodist Church or online at jasonleemumc.org. There is a $25 entry fee.