HARROGATE, TN - Last Friday evening, members of the Lincoln Memorial University men's basketball team joined many cancer survivors and other residents of the tri-state area in the ninth annual Claiborne County Relay for Life to observe cancer awareness.
As has been the case throughout the past, this year's event was held at the Harrogate City Park and members of the Railsplitter basketball team helped with hanging signage, setting up displays and various other event related duties.
Although the LMU men's basketball team wasn't responsible for raising the money, through donations and funds raised by participating parties, this year's event generated more than $100,000 for the affliction.
"We have been involved now for the last four years with the Relay for Life, and it is always a wonderful experience for our student-athletes," said LMU Head Coach Josh Schertz. "It is a wonderful cause and a great opportunity for us to interact with our local community. A ton of money was raised and we were happy to be allowed to be a part of it again this year."
Each year the Lincoln Memorial University men's basketball program participates in many public service events throughout the tri-state area. In December, the Railsplitters will again be a part of the annual ROHO Shopping Spree held for the area's needy children at the Middlesboro, Kentucky Walmart.