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Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

Contact: Vicki Mayk

The Wilkes University Running Club will host the 10th annual Relay for Heat to raise funds to help the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) assist local families in need with heating costs. 

The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 23 on the Kingston dikes. The relay begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until the participants, each running a four-mile leg of the relay, cover 100 miles. Participants will primarily be Wilkes students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as other members of the community who have expressed an interest in helping. 

Last year, the club raised over $2,500 by collecting donations around campus and in the nearby community. All money raised will go to the Martin Luther King Fuel Fund, administered through the Wilkes-Barre CEO. As temperatures drop and heating costs increase dramatically, the community needs help now more than ever. 

Individuals can support the event by pledging a certain amount per mile covered or a fixed amount. Please make checks payable to Wilkes University Running Club, write the words “MLK Fuel Fund” on the memo line and send them to Relay for Heat, Dr. William Terzaghi, running club advisor, Wilkes Running Club, 84 W. South St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18766. 

For more information please contact William Terzaghi at 570-408-4762 or william.terzaghi@wilkes.edu or Justin Perez, running club president, at Justin.perez@wilkes.edu.

Published On: 2/17/2014
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