Paqui Kelly to Help Kick off Culver Academies’ Relay for Life

Brian and Paqui Kelly in 2006

Two-time cancer survivor Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, will share her story and personal experience with students of Culver Academies at an all-school assembly at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th, at Eppley Auditorium.

Kelly’s appearance will serve as a prelude to the Academies’ fourth annual Relay For Life at 7 p.m. ET, Friday , April 15th, at Oliver Field, located at the corner of Indiana 10 and 117. The Academies’ Relay was the first in Indiana to be student-organized and has raised more than $350,000. This year’s goal, which will be donated to cancer research, is $130,000.

The Academies’ Relay For Life is a community event with participation representing the school, the town and Marshall County. Sixty teams have signed up to participate to raise money, awareness, honor victims and their families, and to support cancer survivors.

As in years past, the Academies’ Relay will include an as yet unnamed Indianapolis Colts football player as a special guest. New this year will be a fireworks show after dusk provided by Mad Bomber Fireworks Productions.

Fair Oaks Farm in Demotte, Ind., is once again the event sponsor. Fair Oaks is owned and operated by Culver parents Michael and Sue McCloskey. Donations to the Academies’ Relay For Life may be made online by clicking here.