September 2, 1998

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame ice hockey team will be sponsoring the second annual “Power-Play Run/Walk” for the fight against cancer on Sunday, Sept. 6. The event-which attracted 450 entrants in 1997-has been moved to Notre Dame Stadium, with participants circling the playing field at distances of either a two-mile walk, a five kilometer run or a 10- kilometer run.

The Power-Play Run/Walk has been established in the memory of Ed Slaggert, who passed away in the summer of 1997 after a battle with cancer. Slaggert is the brother of Andy Slaggert, a 1990 graduate of the Notre Dame hockey program who is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Irish hockey team.

“Last year’s event was a very rewarding experience and we hope for an even greater turnout this time around,” said Slaggert, who will join the rest of the Irish hockey program members as the core entrants in the race. “It’s always great when an event like this can bring together people from the Notre Dame community and even people who are in town for the football game. We had some Georgia Tech football fans there last year and would love to see some Michigan fans show up. It’s just a great chance for people to wind down and get some exercise for a good cause, after an exciting day of football on Saturday.”

On-site registration will begin on Sunday at 10:15 a.m., with the event set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Interested participants may register in advance at the following locations: the Rolf’s RecSports Building, North and South Dining Halls, the Life Skills Office (second floor, Joyce Center) and with dorm athletic commissioners.

Alumni and visitors who are in town during the weekend also can register or make donations on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Alumni Association hospitality area, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the south dome of the Joyce Center.

Entry fees will be used towards donations to the Bennett Cancer Center in Stamford, Conn., by establishing a scholarship fund for those students who are fighting cancer. Advance registration costs are $6 for students and $10 for alumni, faculty, staff and community members. On-site registrations costs will be $8 and $12, respectively.

The format again will include competitive racing while allowing for walkers and casual joggers to move at their own pace. All participants will receive a race t-shirt courtesy of Adidas and refreshments.

Interested runners and walkers may register or receive further information from the Notre Dame Life Skills Office at 631-9367. Registration also is being coordinated by the Recreation Sports Office, through athletic commissioners at the various campus dorms and at the North and South Dining Halls during lunch and dinner hours (from Sept. 2-4).

The Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is serving as an additional sponsor for the 1998 PowerPlay Run/Walk.