Catamounts Against Cancer Mini Relay for Life Event

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will sponsor their Catamounts Against Cancer Mini Relay for Life event Thursday, October 22 from 6-10 p.m., on the Potomac State Quad and everyone is invited to join in for an evening of fun, entertainment and fundraising for a very special cause – the American Cancer Society and Mineral County Relay For Life.

There will be something for everyone, including special appearances by Miss West Virginia Chelsea Malone, Potomac State’s Mascot, PAWS and the WVU Mountaineer, Michael Garcia. Teal Steel, Sirens on Sunday, and Jim House will entertain the crowd with their own special brands of music.  Additionally, palatable and just plain good concessions will be provided by the Ag and Forestry Club; other clubs and various campus relay teams will also have booths. 

Along with the on-campus games, there will be a 50-foot video game bus.  “This should be a fun evening and the community is encouraged to participate,” said Amy Weaver, one of the co-coordinators of the event.  

The night will have a 1980’s theme, so come dressed in your best 80s attire and hairstyle and you just might be awarded ‘The Best Dressed of the 80s.’

“We would also like to offer a special invitation to area cancer survivors to join us for our opening ceremony and survivor’s lap to be held at 6 p.m.,” stated Deanna Armentrout, the other co-coordinator of the event.  

Around 8:30 p.m. there will be a Luminaria Ceremony to honor those who have been touched by cancer and as a remembrance to loved ones.  Luminaries can be purchased at the event for $2 each.  “What a wonderful way to display hope and to celebrate the lives of both survivors and of those who are no longer with us,” added Armentrout.  

In the case of inclement weather, the Relay for Life event will be held in the Lough Gymnasium.  For more information, contact Weaver at 304.788.7145 or at or Armentrout at 304.788.6954 or at