Custer County Relay for Life This Friday and Saturday at SWOSU


The Custer County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society will take place this Friday, April 15-16, at the Wellness Center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.  

Starting time is 7 p.m. and, according to chair Britnee Goure, this should be the biggest year ever for the local event.

“Everyone is doing great organizing and raising funds,” Goure said. “We’ve already received over $6,000 in online pledges, which is the most we’ve ever had. Our total goal is $77,000.”

One new and exciting event this year will be the Date Auction Mixer. Each team will select bachelors and bachelorettes to be auctioned off. The winning bidders will receive a catered dinner for two on the second floor of the Wellness Center. After the “new” couples have had time to get to know each other, they will compete in a dating game.

Of the 33 registered teams, 21 represent SWOSU organizations. The 21 SWOSU teams are: Bio-Med Club, Catholic Student Association, Chi Theta, Collegiate Activities Board, Duke’s Crew, Gamma Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Omega, Kappa Epsilon, OSAT, Phi Delta Theta Ok Gamma, Sigma Sigma Chi, Southwestern History Club, SWOSU Gold, SWOSU Music, SWOSU OL’s, SWOSU School of Nursing, SWOSU’s Social Work Association, SWOSU’s Student Government Association, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Women of Oklahoma Hall, and Zeta Phi.

For more information, please contact Goure at or 580.774.3767.

Activities are set for 12 straight hours starting at 7 p.m. on Friday evening and continuing until 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. The schedule is:

7:00-8:00         Opening Ceremony, Survivor Lap, National Anthem

8:00-9:00         Basket Auction Starts

9:00-9:30         End Basket Auction, Mr. Relay Starts At 9:00

9:30-10:00       Random Game Time, Mr. Relay $$ Due At 9:45

10:00-11:00     Luminary Ceremony

11:00-11:30     Mr. Relay Talent Show

11:30-12:00     Random Game Time

12:00-1:00       Midnight Date Auction

1:00-2:00         Random Game Time

2:00-2:30         Fight Back Ceremony

2:30-3:30         Date Auction Mixer

3:00-4:00         Date Auction “The Newly-Dating Game”

4:00-6:00         Random Game Time, Theme Laps

6:00-7:00         Start Clean Up and Closing Ceremonies