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Teams counting down to Relay May 1
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON — Polk County Relay For Life is in high gear this spring with the main event taking place at Pedigo Park May 1. Over 70 teams have signed up for booth space on the park grounds. With each team consisting of 10 members or more, more than 700 volunteers are working for the fi ght against cancer. Several teams have becomed involved this year, broadening the event to include more areas of Polk County. Some teams begin fundraising efforts only weeks after the main event and engage friendly competitions encouraging more expressive and imaginative effort among team members. The American Cancer Society is the benefi ciary of the activities of Relay For Life. Polk County Relay efforts have gained regional and national attention and awards. Larger and more populated counties hosting Relay events visit Polk County to learn what makes this particular event so successful. The theme for 2009 is Wide World of Sports making for more family fun with all sports to be represented. The Believers, a seasoned American Cancer Society Relay For Life team, is well-known for T-shirts. The team has designed T-shirts for holiday occasions and just for fun to aid in the fundraising efforts to fi ght cancer. The team is sharing their success by offering other teams the opportunity to sell T-shirts and receive a portion of the proceeds. Two new T-shirts are available before the Relay event. One of the shirts is becoming known as the ONE shirt. “These shirts will help show how Polk County unites together as “ONE” for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life,” Tammi Ogletree, a Believer team member said. “Our community stands out among other communities because we are literally united for “ONE” night, “ONE” fi ght and “ONE” relay. This is a one-of-a-kind shirt that no other Relay in the nation will have. I can’t wait to see them out and about and ready for Relay on May 1,” added Ogletree. Another T-shirt soon to be seen around the county is the “Relay ‘09” baseballstyle shirt. With a light colored body and purple sleeves, this shirt furthers the 2009 theme. “The baseball style shirt depicts this year’s theme at Relay which is Wide World of Sports. They are also unique and are only available in Polk County,” Ogletree said. “We are excited about this year’s theme and all the teams are gearing up for a fun night fi lled with a wide range of sports. This shirt will really bring out the sports fan in all of us and support Relay,” Ogletree, who also serves on two committees added. The shirts will go on sale by placing orders with any Relay team member across the county. Order dates began March 25 and continue through April 3 with delivery of the shirts the week after Easter. The shirts are $12 with the baseball shirt and a style of the ONE shirt available in youth sizes. All styles of the shirts are available in sizes from adult small to adult xxx-large with xxlarge and above sizes adding an additional dollar to the cost of the shirt. Order forms and printed samples of the shirts are available from any business supporting a Relay team including the Polk County Enterprise. Order forms are available during regular business hours.