AURORA, N.Y. – The Wells College community is invited to join forces with the school's swimming programs for the 10th-annual Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Wells College Aquatic Center.
The hour-long relay race will be conducted by schools nationwide, honoring Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who died in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Colleges, universities and high schools across the nation will start a series of relays promptly at 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Participants are asked to continuously swim for one hour in each lane of the Wells pool, using relays of any stroke with the objective of keeping all relays in each lane on the same length. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome to swim in the lane lines for as long as they would like - as soon as they are finished, the next swimmer will enter the lane in relay fashion to maintain a continuous flow of swimmers for exactly 60 minutes.
Outside of directly participating in the relays, fans are also encouraged to cheer from the stands in support of the participants. Direct donations to support the cause are also accepted by clicking here. A tee-shirt and swim cap is also available for purchase through Head Swimming Coach Trish George, with all proceeds benefitting the fund (please provide payment and sizing information by Friday, Oct. 23.
Over 180 teams participated nationwide in the event in 2014-15 with over 8,700 student-athletes coming together to raise funds for the cause. Over the past nine years, participants in the "Hour of Power" have raised over $550,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research at the University of Chicago Medicine Corner Children's Hospital.
Last year, many student-athletes, staff and faculty came out for the event and took turns in the pool. Other members of the community supported their swimmers efforts by bringing signs and cheers from the stands.
For more information about the Ted Mullin Fund, click here.