Worcester, Mass. - For the ninth season in a row, the Clark University men's and women's swimming and diving teams will join thousands of athletes from across the country in support of the Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at the Kneller Center Pool.
In its first eight years the Hour of Power has raised almost $500,000.The event—held in each team's home pool—is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice consisting of continuous relays, using any stroke.
First started to honor former Carleton College (Minn.) swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, the Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay has grown from 15 teams in its first year to 167 teams in 2013 with 8,100 participating athletes who joined forces to raise $76,500 for all those who are fighting against or have lost the battle to cancer.
A primary goal of the event is to raise awareness and generate funds for research conducted at the University of Chicago (U of C) into finding treatments and cures for sarcoma, the type of soft-tissue cancer that took the life of Ted Mullin and afflicts the lives of many young people.
For a full description of what participants do during the event and how donated funds are used, please visit http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower.
As of November 9, 167 teams including 8,200 athletes have registered for the 2014 Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay. Registration is still underway and more teams are expected to take part.