Relay for Life, History Edition
by Amberle Nickas '15
This year Skulldiggers participated in fundraising for Relay for Life which took place on April 13, 2013. In light of the History Department tradition we set up mini golf as our fundraiser, allowing people to enter a raffle to win various gift cards to Sheetz and Standing Stone, as well as selling baked goods. This year we had a great team of twelve people led by our captain and Skulldiggers Treasurer, Megan Vanaman. A team member, Marilyn Cobesino raised the most money at $170. During the day our team had help from many friends that joined and walked for us, especially Jim, Tom, and Oscar Tuten who came out for a couple of hours. At the end of the day Skulldiggers raised $1,189.75 thanks to donations from friends, family members, and even our professors, and we had the second longest string of beads and were beat only by a few inches. This means our team had walked the second most laps that day. One member, Emma Campbell, walked a total of 18.6 miles over the 12 hours that relay occurred. Two other team members, Heather Kleber and Amberle Nickas, donated 8 inches each of their hair to make wigs. This year our team came out and did better than we expected we could ever do and next year hope that we can do even more.
The "Tiny Tutens" join us in raising the flag for the Patriotic Lap.
Each bead represents one lap.
Tom joins Skulldiggers in the hero lap.
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