Catholic Charities slates touch-a-thon - Catholic Courier

Catholic Charities slates touch-a-thon

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes will hold a touch-a-thon event to raise money for its family reunification and community lunch programs. Participants in the touch-a-thon will test their endurance by sitting and touching a wall or an object for long periods of time.

Entrants in the touch-a-thon will compete to win the first prize of their choice, either a Hyundai Santa Fe, a Cooper Mini or $20,000 cash. Second- through fifth-place winners will receive a trip for four to the Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

The event begins on the evening of Dec. 3, and entrants will be allowed brief restroom breaks every three hours. In order to participant in the touch-a-thon, each entrant must raise $300 in sponsorship funds. Sponsors will be mailed a receipt for their tax-deductible donation.

In order for the event to take place, there must be a minimum of 100 entrants registered. If the event is canceled, sponsorship funds will be refunded.

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes’ Family Reunification Program is aimed at reducing the amount of time children remain in foster care or transitional living in Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga and Wayne counties. The agency’s Community Lunch Program provides warm, balanced meals daily to the needy in Ontario, Seneca and Wayne counties.

Touch-a-thon entry forms are due by Dec. 1. For more information contact Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes at 315/789-2686. E-mail requests for entry forms should be directed to Rhonda Zettlemoyer, business manager, at rzettlem@dor.org.

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