Sept. 16, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame ice hockey team will be sponsoring the third annual “Power-Play Run/Walk” for the fight against cancer on Sunday, Sept. 19. The event-which attracted 450 entrants in 1997 and 700 in 1998-will again be held at Notre Dame Stadium, with participants circling the stadium at distances of either a two-mile walk, a five kilometer run or a 10- kilometer run.
The Power-Play Run/Walk was 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 seventh season as an assistant coach with the Irish hockey team.
“This event has been a very rewarding experience and we hope to have another greater turnout this time around,” said Slaggert, whose fellow Irish players and coaches will be involved 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’ve had some fans from the visiting football teams participate in the past two years and would love to see some Michigan State fans show up this year. 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 9:30 a.m., with the event set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Interested participants may register in advance at the Rolf’s RecSports Building, at the North and South Dining Halls or with dorm athletic commissioners.
Alumni and visitors who are in town during the weekend also can register or make donations at the Alumni Association hospitality area-located in the south dome of the Joyce Center-or at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.
Entry fees will be used towards establishing a scholarship fund for students who are fighting cancer at Notre Dame. 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 hockey office at 631-4894. 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 (through Sept. 17).
Sponsors for the event include the following: the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Studebagels and the Notre Dame Alumni Association.