The Tribune Staff Reports
Due to an inclement weather forecast, the American Cancer Society “I Relay, What’s Your Superpower” Relay for Life of Columbus will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the air-conditioned main and auxiliary gymnasiums at Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St., Columbus.
The event, which is open to the public, begins with the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by the survivor lap. Survivors should arrive on site by 10:30 a.m. for registration. Survivors are encouraged to stay for a noon taco lunch in the school cafeteria.
Teams should decorate their area with a superhero theme, bring silent and live auction items to the event and make name tags for team members. Tables are available for teams to use at the school, and participants are encouraged to bring chairs. Pop-up tents are allowed if a tarp covers the gym floor. If weather permits, teams also may walk outside on the track.
Survivor parking is in the bus lot on Seventh Street. Other participants can park in either the Sixth Street or Seventh Street parking lots.
Here’s the agenda:
7 a.m.: Doors open for team site setup; dropoff is at the gym entrance in the bus lot on Seventh Street until 10 a.m.
11 a.m.: Opening ceremony with survivor, survivor and caregiver and sponsor laps
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Silent auction
Noon: Survivor lunch
Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Entertainment by Dre’s Story and Dance
12:30 p.m.: Captain America’s Shield Throw
1:30 p.m.: Real life hero lap
2 p.m.: Black Widow’s Puzzle Code
2:30 p.m.: Survivor ice cream social and Thor’s Chugging Contest
3 p.m.: Fight Back Ceremony with Fight Back Challenge participants and speaker Brad Davis
3:30 p.m.: Columbus Regional Health sponsor lap
4 to 6 p.m.: Live auction
4:30 p.m.: Iron Man’s Challenge
5:30 p.m.: Hawkeye’s Memory Challenge
6 to 7:30 p.m.: Entertainment
6:30 p.m.: Hulk Smash
7:30 p.m.: Defeat Thanos!
8 p.m.: Luminaria ceremony immediately followed by closing ceremony
Other activities during the event will include guest superheroes, a cornhole tournament and children’s activities.
For information, contact Kathy Toburen at 812-350-3273, Terry Kutsco at 812-390-6140 or Jeff Kelley at 812-343-6333.