Cumby HS teams raise thousands for Relay

From Staff Reports

Apr. 24, 2007 - Like the old warhorse their mascot is named after, Cumby High School students have given it their all and are challenging other youth teams to get involved in this weekend’s Relay For Life 5K Fun Run/Walk to raise money for the Relay and American Cancer Society.

Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

Cumby freshman Daniel Bendall thinks carefully during the Cumby version of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

Over the course of the last few weeks, high school students have raised $1,100 for ACS, while the elementary teacher-student team raked in another $1,700.

Today, the students engaged in a school-wide activity to raise more money. More than 300 students paid $1 each to watch the Cumby version of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” Credit for money raised today will be split among the school teams.

�I�m very proud of both these teams for working so hard,� Relay For Life Co-Chair Tony Aguilar said Tuesday morning. "Cumby is a very small area, and the kids have done many activities to raise money, so if we can get them recognized for all their hard work, it just makes the kids want to work harder."

The Cumby High School students are also challenging  other youth Relay teams to join the eight Cumby students at the Relay For Life 5K Fun Run Walk this Saturday. Thy hope that by issuing the challenge other youth team will participate in the 5K Run.

The 5K will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at Coleman Park. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the tennis courts located, in the rear parking lot oby the softball fields Coleman Park. Community members are welcome to participate by either walking or running. The cost is $5 per person.

Aguilar also said Relay For Life team captains should be aware of a scheduling change regarding T-shirt pick-up. The meeting slated for this Saturday has been canceled. Team captains instead are asked to meet at theSulphur Springs Middle School track at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, to go over rules for the May 4-5 Relay, as well as to pick up T-shirts.

Another date to keep in mind is the Relay For Life Cookout being sponsored by City National Bank and Alliance Bank at the parking lot between the banks' downtown locations this Friday. Hamburger, chips, drink and dessert will be offered offered for a donation of at least $5 during lunch time. Both teams will split the credit for the proceeds.

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