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Tri County mini Relay for Life challenges businesses

Local businesses are being challenged to participate and raise money in Tri County’s Mini Relay for Life, on Friday, September 28. The relay will take place at the Tri County High School and will bring together the school and community to raise money for the American Cancer Society in Montcalm County .

The event will be an evening to celebrate survivorship, remember those lost, and raise money for research, education, advocacy and patient support programs.

It will begin at 4 p.m. at Tri County High School, with a tailgating party that will include fun for the whole family, with inflatables, face painting and great food. Following the tailgate will be the opening ceremonies for Relay for Life at 6:45 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., the

Tri County Vikings Varsity Football team will take on the Ludington Orioles. The Vikings will be wearing special commemorative purple jerseys. Half time will include a survivor’s walk, honoring our community members who have fought and continue to fight cancer. At 10 p.m., walkers from the relay teams will take the track. The event will conclude at 12:30 a.m. with closing ceremonies.

The challenge therefore is to area businesses and community members to join in this epic community event and put a team together to participate in the Tri County Mini Relay for Life. All grade levels in Tri County Schools challenge you to try to raise more money than them! Several businesses have already signed up and organized teams.

The Tri County High School and Middle School are both participating in a Penny War to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Mac Naughton Elementary will be introducing their “Bee Your Best” schoolwide philosophy to their students, and incorporate the characteristics of caring & citizenship, by selling the American Cancer Society’s Purple Footprints to our community. The grade level raising the most money to fight cancer, will receive a banner recognizing their efforts. The school or business that raises the most money to fight cancer in our community will receive a sign recognizing their efforts.

Local businesses or community members wishing to organize a team to participate in the event may contact Mary Overbeek (616) 970-0897 or Carrie Paulen (231) 519-0562.

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