Hoover Relay For Life held at Spain Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – Relay For Life of Hoover City raised about $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Relay event was held from 4:30-10:45 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Spain Park High School.

Spain Park and Hoover high schools participated jointly in the event, with school groups such as Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Diamond Dolls and debate teams forming groups and raising funds, according to Relay Community Manager Christina Zabala.

The event featured a number of activities, including the Opening Ceremony, Survivor Lap, Luminaria Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and awards for Best Day Of, Highest Individual Fundraiser and Highest Team.

After the Survivor Lap, survivors were invited to stay for a complimentary Survivor Dinner catered by Full Moon and served under a tent at the site, Zabala said.

There were performances by Anna Tamburello, Just Strangers, Jace and Erin, Anna Claire Jemison, Bailey Ingle, and Allie Couch and Celia Simpson.

Games at the event included three-legged and backwards races, wing eating contest, hula hoop contest and musical chairs.

Other activities included facepainting, “fortune telling,” henna tattoos, hair braiding and corn hole.

Also, T-shirts designed by Hoover High School students were sold with proceeds being donated to ACS.

The top student fundraisers were Fizza Mahmood, Hanh Huynh and Erin Warren.

Sponsors included Blue Cross Blue Shield ($5,000), Regions ($3,000), Kind Acura ($1,500) and KPMG ($1,500), Zabala said.