Coach Recruiting Volunteers For Wrestling Meet

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Longhorn wrestling coach Dave LaMotte is looking for volunteers to help him host a USA Wrestling Arizona tournament Saturday in Wilson Dome.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including running the concession stand, timing, scoring and clean-up.

The tournament is expected to draw a large contingent of wrestlers, coaches, fans and parents from around the state. That means LaMotte needs as many helpers as he can round up.

In addition to lending a helping hand, volunteers will probably have enough free time to cheer on the local youngsters expected to participate.

Since Payson is considered the small-town wrestling capital of America, it would behoove all in our community to chip in and help put on a first-class event.

If you'd like to assist, call LaMotte at 472-9789.

Rallying for Relay

Do you know 10 people you'd want to spend the night with?

If so, then Relay for Life coordinator Becky Acord asks you to round them up and join the American Cancer Society's annual event to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer.

The Fourth Annual Rim Country Relay for Life is June 7 and 8 in Rumsey Park.

At the benefit, teams of eight to 15 people will participate in a 15-hour relay.

Participants of the event camp out and enjoy the festivities while they cheer their teammates on in the walk/run relay. Also, on the agenda for the evening are music, activities and a best campsite contest.

To participate, each team must pay a commitment fee of $10 per member. Teams also are expected to raise donations through pledges that are turned in prior to the event.

Proceeds support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving program. Nationally, Relay for Life has raised over $210 million.

For more information or for a team leader packet, call Acord at 474-6293.

Another benefit

Another pair of worthwhile benefits on the Rim country calendar is the Payson Area Habitat Home Run May 11 and Payson Youth Football's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament May 18.

The benefit 5K walk/run begins at 8 a.m. at Green Valley Park.

Last year, the first time PAHH hosted the run, turned into a huge success thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and the Payson Parks and Recreation Department.

In addition to the walk/run which is great exercise, participants can top off their morning outing with a delicious pancake breakfast. Following the meal, an awards ceremony acknowledges the accomplishments of event champions in several age/sex groups.

Registration completed prior to noon, May 10, is $15. The morning of the race, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., the fee is $18. All entrants receive a souvenir T-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at the Payson Athletic Club in the old Wal-Mart building or at PAHH offices at 1013 S. Goodfellow Road.

Call 474-0330 for more information.

On May 18, the PYF golf tournament begins at 7 a.m. with a registration period. Play in the four-man scramble follows. At 11 a.m., a lunch and awards ceremony will be held. The fee to participate is $50 per player which includes the lunch, green fees, cart and the chance to win numerous prizes.

Call Karen Schrank (474-5613) or Marlene Armstrong (474-0610) for more information.

Fanatic fans

Attention, All Nebraska Cornhusker fans: Big Red fans are organizing a regular group to watch the Nebraska football games at one of the local restaurants,

If you are a Cornhusker fan and would like to join in the fun, call Lynn Golliglee at 474-6042, or Marc Kaplan at 474-6044, ext. 158.

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