Relay For Life Kickoff Party This Weekend

By Beacon Staff

Tammi Fisher has been involved in a lot of community activities since becoming Kalispell’s mayor, but never sumo wrestling. That’s about to change.

Fisher will be packing on the inflatable pounds at the Relay for Life Kickoff Party at the Flathead County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 3. Doors open at 4 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Individual tickets to the event are $10; Family of four tickets are $25 and cancer survivors have free admission. Tickets include dinner and Monte Carlo play money.

This weekend’s precursor to the Relay for Life will include carnival games, a poker table, bingo, raffles and live and silent auctions.

Attendees will also be able to step into the ring with Fisher, who joked that her foray into sumo wrestling will probably be short lived.

“I would imagine it will be a short match and I will get pummeled,” Fisher told me about her sumo wrestling prospects.

Still, even if it means getting humbled in the ring, Fisher said she’s more than happy to support the Relay for Life any way she can.

“I have been involved with Relay for Life since 2002 when I walked in the relay with my late husband, John, who was fighting cancer at the time,” she said. “He passed in 2003, and I continue to support Relay for Life as an organization that has helped so many cancer survivors and victims.”

The Relay for Life is an annual event that is held at different dates across the country and raises money for the American Cancer Society.

This year’s relay is scheduled for June 22 in Kalispell.
The Whitefish relay is June 15.
The Columbia Falls relay is July 13.
The Bigfork relay is July 20-21.

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