Frequently Asked Questions
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Southeast cities relay for life is hosted at Salt Lake Park in Huntington Park. CA. See Directions
A team consists of 10 to 20 people working to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Teams with fewer than 10 members should combine, to bring total members up to 10. It is suggested that teams with more than 20 members split into smaller teams. Each team needs a captain to coordinate team activities, handle paperwork and act as contact person for the Relay. It is recommended that each team captain have a co-captain to help coordinate the team. Team members are required to pay a $10 registration fee, and asked to raise a minimum of $100 per person. You can start "now" to form a team.
Youth teams normally consist of a group of youths from high school, church, scouting, sports or clubs. Parents or chaperones are required to be with their team throughout the entire overnight hours, with 1 chaperone per 5 youths. A youth is defined as anyone under the age of 21. Youth Teams can only have a max of 15 members. Many adult teams have youths as members, usually a younger relative of a team member.
Team members can get as creative as they want in raising money - hold a bake sale or car wash, have dress down days or take up a collection at work, ask friends and relatives. The Team Captain's Handbook is full of fundraising ideas, or just ask for help. Assistance is available from Planning Committee members and experienced team captains.
Submit a team registration form (or youth team registration form), listing all the members of your team. Collect the $10 registration fee from each participant, and have each participant sign a liability waiver. Youth participants must have a parent's signature on the waiver. Teams will not be registered without complete paperwork and registration fees.
Team registration will begin Saturday March 5, 2011, and should be submitted no later than Friday April 29, 2011 (T-Shirt Deadline). Late entries will be accepted, but this places an unnecessary burden on the registration committee. Relay T-shirts may not be available for participants registered after the T-shirt deadline date. Campsites are assigned to teams in the order that registrations are received. (Note: Check Calendar page for any date changes)
"All" adult and youth teams members must submit registration and waiver forms and the $10 registration fee.
No, but it is strongly encouraged and you'll miss half the fun if you don't! Bring your tents and sleeping bags, and plan on spending the night. Remember this is a community event. RELAY is non-stop from 6 PM Friday until Noon Saturday.
Tents, sleeping bags, pillows, lawn chairs, hats or sun visors, campsite decorations, snacks, coolers, sunscreen, insect repellent. Nerf balls, frisbees, cards and games, extra cash for food and fundraising activities. Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and walking shoes. Bring a change of clothing and rain gear - just in case!
Roller blades, skates, skateboards or bicycles, alcohol and tobacco. Dogs or pets of any kind are not allowed, except Service Animals as per Connecticut General Statutes.
Attend a Planning Committee meeting, details are posted on the Calendar page. Or send an e-mail to the committee chairs, asking for information. Volunteers are needed for various jobs and committees, see the Volunteers page for details.