Lions Club track meet set for Friday

Published 9:32 am Thursday, April 11, 2013

SOUTH POINT — The 46th annual Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club Track and Field Meet is set for Friday at South Point High School.

Teams are from Chesapeake, South Point, Rock Hill and Fairland high schools in Lawrence County; Ashland and Raceland high schools in Kentucky and Spring Valley High School in Huntington, W.Va.

Events include pole vault, long jump, shot put, 100-meter high hurdlers and 100-meter dash.

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Prizes for ticket holders will be a 32-inch Magnavox flat screen LED television, an iPod nano, a deluxe Corn Hole set and one year free membership to the Chesapeake Community Center. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

Operation TLC, the Lions Club’s new partner in community events, will also participate. Following in the tradition of the Lions Club, money raised from the meet will help pay for eyeglasses and eye exams for those in need.

Tickets at the gate are $5, but can be purchased at a discounted price before the meet from any Lions Club or TLC member.

“This is a can’t miss event for three reasons,” Lions Club President John Hall said. “The best athletes in the region, the chance to win top-drawer prizes and, most importantly, helping those in need.”

The meet starts at 5 p.m.