Wyoming Valley Relay for LIfe holds Pong Tournament

Natalie Walter

A pong tournament was held on Thursday at Rodano’s in order to raise money for the Wyoming Valley Relay for Life, which will be held June 16. The superhero-themed fundraiser has teams in the community raising money to fight back against cancer.

Zebra Communication’s chose wolverine as its team name because he slashes cancer. Team Wolverine has held a few fundraisers, the pong tournament being one of their larger events. The pong tournament was $5 per team and each person who signed up got a free Jack Daniels T-shirts. The team also sold $1 pizza slices to the participants.

“We raised about $150 from the tournament, which brings us to about $600 so far this semester” said Gillyan Gowarty, co-manager of the Zebra account team.

In addition to the pong tournament held at Rodano’s, the team also sold hot chocolate and baked goods at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Wilkes Barre, sold wimpies at Boscov’s and had a fundraiser with Maer’s BBQ on the square.  The team’s goal is to raise $1,000 by the Wyoming Valley Relay June 16. Team Wolverine will be planning other fundraisers to come before the relay.

The team’s proceeds are dedicated to the Wilkes alumna and breast cancer survivor Candace Adams. Adams is a member of the United States Air Force and was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. To give other survivors hope, Adams wrote diaries throughout her treatments.

To donate to the Zebra Communications Team Wolverine, visit its Facebook Page.