Rainy Weekend Forecast Pushes Relay For Life Indoors
April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The weekend weather forecast is forcing organizers of Putnam County Relay For Life indoors. This afternoon, Dick Shuck, director of business services for DePauw University and co-chair of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, announced that the 24-hour event is being moved from Blackstock Stadium to DePauw's indoor tennis and track center. The schedule of events for the 2010 Relay remains unchanged.
The event -- which brings together people from the campus and local community to raise funds to fight cancer -- begins at noon Saturday and ends 24 hours later.
"Scattered thunderstorms are predicted for both Saturday and Sunday, and it appears almost certain at least part of the weekend will be quite wet," says Shuck, who also notes that the temperature could fall to the mid-40s Sunday morning. "It's never easy to move the event indoors while it's in progress, which we've had to do in the past, most recently two years ago. So we've decided to make the call to move indoors before the Relay begins."
A total of 1,204 participants and 106 teams are registered for the 2010 fundraiser with more than $40,000 already pledged.
View a short video montage of the opening of the 2009 Putnam County Relay For Life, produced by Ken Owen '82, executive director of media relations, here: [Download Video: "2009 Relay Video" - 5704kb]Back