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The Sevierville Police Department’s Relay for Life team is gearing up for its 2nd annual Blazing Pig 500 on Saturday, April 19th, benefiting the American Cancer Society.  The race originated 15 years ago, organized to benefit a local young man to aid with medical bills after he was severely injured in a car accident.  Norma Russell revived the event to help raise money for her Relay team, and to benefit the countless people who, like her, are stricken with cancer.  Last year’s race was in honor of her valiant fight against the disease.  Unfortunately, this year’s race will have to occur in her memory.  To quote her obituary –she won her fight with cancer this past year.

Your participation in this event would be greatly appreciated.  The community can be involved in two different ways.  Most obviously, racers are needed.  Teams include 6 relay members, and are asked to pay $150 per team ($25 per participant).  This fee includes a t-shirt with the Event Logo on the front (everyone needs a t-shirt of pigs in go-carts), breakfast and lunch.   Local businesses can sponsor the event – $50 pays for a ½ page ad and a spot on the back of the t-shirt given to each player.  $100 covers a full page ad and your company’s logo on the back of the tee. 

If you would like to be a sponsor of the event or if you plan on organizing a team, please contact Sgt Rebecca Cowen at 865-453-5506 or via email at rcowen@seviervilletn.org. The Sevierville Police department will also be hosting a Child Safety Day during the event – offering child fingerprinting, child care safety seat inspections and other information and services.