Saturday, April 18, 2009
Relay for Life
The Taylor Relay for Life was on Friday night, or at least it was supposed to be. If you don't know Relay for Life is one of the American Cancer Society's fundraisers. You make a team, get donations, then the night of the Relay you walk for 12 hours. You typically hold the event a local high school track and start about 7pm. It's great. One of the fundraisers you can do is buy luminaries in honor and memory of anyone you want. Then they line the track with them and light them so they glow all night. It's a moving experience. Well anyway, Jeff was on the committee this year. He asked the Legacy student council if they wanted to help with the overnight games. He got a resounding YES!! He had about 30 students (freshmen and sophomores) sign up to work games from midnight to about 5 or 6am. So they decided on the games, order, and schedule for the night. They were really disappointed when it got rained shortened. RFL-Taylor still had the Survivors reception, and Opening ceremony. It even stopped raining enough for us to have a Survivor Lap and Team Lap. Jeff said that his students were asking when it was going to be rescheduled, they were very bummed about it. Jeff also said that it was touching to have these young adults care about something and being enthusiastic about it.