Wilkes University


Support the Relay for Heat

The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its 13th 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 Saturday, March 25 on the Kingston dikes. The relay will start at 6 a.m. and last until we have covered 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 $2,000 by collecting donations around campus and in the nearby community. All of the 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 our 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, c/o Dr. William Terzaghi, Running Club advisor, Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766.

For more information please contact William Terzaghi or Olivia Schlottmann, Running Club president.