Event to aid Rome Relay for Life


The American Cancer Society and Knockerball CNY will team up to host a Knockerball Tournament at the State School for the Deaf, from 2-6 p.m., during the annual Relay For Life of Rome event Saturday, June 1.

Teams are encouraged to sign up to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

A knockerball is an inflated sphere with inner handles, adjustable straps, and ranges from 1.2 meters to 1.5 meters.

The size and fit of the knockerball is determined by height. Each team member is required to pay a $25 entry fee, which allows them to play in three, 5-minute rounds. Groups of three or four will compete in a special tournament.

“We are excited to team up with Knockerball CNY to host this event because we wanted to bring something new and fun to the Relay For Life event,” said Robert Elinskas, staff partner for the Relay For Life of Rome.

“You do not have to be a Relay For Life participant to take part in the knockerball tournament,” Elinskas added.

For more information on the tournament or to sign up, email KnockerballCNY@gmail.com or call 315-360-3000.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fund-raising event to fight every cancer in every community, with 3.7 million participants in 4,500 events worldwide. Last year, the Relay For Life of Rome raised more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Community members can get involved in the event by forming a team or making a donation to the Relay For Life of Rome. Visit relayforlife.org or contact Elinskas at 315-257-7380 or by email at lrobert.elinskas@cancer.org to learn more about the event.


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