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Relay For Life of Ballantyne

Friday, June 3-4, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.

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Ardrey Kell High School
10220 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte, NC Map it

31 teams and 214 participants have raised $125,688.11

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Relay For Life of Ballantyne

Ardrey Kell High School | 10220 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte, NC 28277

June 3, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

What’s Going On?

Mike Senatore, the water bottle flip YouTube sensation featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Talk, Good Morning Charlotte, and more!  Thank you to the Deer Park Natural Spring Water team for their support and willingness to support the fight against cancer.

Gwinnivere the Pink Warrior - Gwinnivere the Pink Warrior Mustang will be onsite for viewing, signing, and photo opportunities from 5:30 – 10:00. Come out and get your picture taken with this gorgeous one of a kind automobile! Gwinnivere is a 2012 Ford Mustang that is a rolling tribute, honor, and memorial to all of those that have battled, survived, still fighting or have passed from cancer.

DJ – DJ Chucky B will be in the house again this year! Also, we have a special celebrity guest joining us – Charlotte Hornets Kid DJ Chase Dawson!

National recording artist Tiffany Taylor

Hula In Motion hula dance group

Live band The Strangers

Food Trucks: Located behind the stage

Two Chicks and a Truck – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Libretto's Pizza – 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Coffee Priest – 5:30 p.m.
BBQ Time! - 8:00 p.m. - 12 p.m.
Kona Ice

Center Field Zone: In the center of the field, we will have football, Frisbee toss, and more fun!





Field open for campsite setup

Participants can start setting up their tents and campsite beginning at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will be available to help with unloading.



Please be sure to check in at the Registration Tent


1st Bank Time

Turn in fundraising monies to accounting at the Registration Tent

5:30 – 8:30

Music by celebrity guest DJ Chase Dawson

Charlotte Hornets Kid DJ Sensation Chase Dawson will be rocking it out and getting the 2016 Relay For Life Birthday Bash party pumped!


Opening Ceremony

National Anthem performed by recording artist Tiffany Taylor

·       Opening Ceremony/Survivor Lap/Caregiver Lap/Team Banner Parade

·       Luminaria bags will be on sale at the Luminaria Tent from 6:00 – 8:00


Frozen T-Shirt Contest

Two people from each team will work to unfreeze and put on a frozen t-shirt. The fastest team wins!


Flip For A Cure Challenge

We are honored to have Mike Senatore, the water bottle flip YouTube sensation, as a guest speaker as well as hold a fundraiser challenge to anyone who wants to try their hand at his unique talent. He’s been on Good Day Charlotte and the sportscasters on ESPN have even attempted the trick!

Mike will be flipping 10 bottles, for everyone he lands, Deer Park will donate $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ballantyne!


Cake Walk

Think…musical chairs but with a sweet twist! Donations by Nothing Bundt Cakes, Edible Art by Sue Ellen, etc.


2nd Bank Time

Turn in fundraising monies to accounting at the Registration Tent


Line Dance Time

This is one of our favorite times every year. Come on out to the middle of the field and get your groove on with all of the popular line dances.


Special performance by Aloha In Motion

Acclaimed hula expressionist, Saliima Flanigan, will be preforming with her dance group Aloha In Motion


Luminaria Ceremony:

Guest Speaker Veronica Muir

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time for remembrance and hope. It symbolizes a time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our own cancer experience or that of those closest to us, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world.


Fight Back Performance

A performance of inspiration and hope by Saliima Flanigan


Live performance by The Strangers

Local musicians playing fun covers to keep the groove going.


Poker Lap

5 laps – 5 cards – how's your hand?


Final Bank Time

Turn in fundraising monies to accounting at the Registration Tent



Food eating contest


Could be hot wings, could be cake. We'll let it be a surprise! Contest is limited to the first 10 participants to sign up.


Team Trivia

Go head to head with another team to see who knows the most about Relay, music, movies, and sports

12:00 a.m.

Midnight Madness Fitness Hour

We’ve got a treat in store for you. This year we have champion MMA fighter and Personal Trainer to some of Charlotte’s finest - Wild Bill Metts leading us in a fun filled fitness routine. Exercising is a great way to help prevent many forms of cancer. We’ll see you at the middle of the field to get our fit on! Free consultation and personal training or Jiu Jitsu lesson to last person to make it through the workout!


Karaoke Idol/Talent Show

Are you a Karaoke King or Queen? Do you have a special talent you want to perform? Winner get's a $50 Walmart Gift Certificate!


Dodgeball Competition

Who will be the last team standing?


Awards Ceremony

Best birthday themed decorated campsite, top team and individual fundraisers, team with the most survivors, best birthday themed outfit, most engaged team throughout the entire event, and many more!


Closing Ceremonies

Celebrate the achievements we’ve had over the past 10 hours and find out what our grand total of the evening is!


Thank you to all of our 2016 Entertainment Roster!!!

 Special Events DJ Chucky B –

Kid DJ sensation and Hornets Kid DJ Chase Dawson – Kortni Yarborough at / Facebook: @IAmChaseDawson / Instagram: @iamchasedawson / Twitter: @iamchasedawson

 Etrax Recording Artist Tiffany Taylor – /

Artistic hula dance group Aloha In Motion – Saliima Flanigan at /

 The Strangers - Local Acoustic Rock and Cover Band – Facebook: @The-Strangers-58631480049

 Wild Bill Fitness – Personal and Group Fitness Training and Jiu Jitsu Training: William Metts at / Facebook: @wildbill.3.0

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

#FinishTheFight #BallantyneRelay #RelayForLife

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Purple Club Personal Donation Made Ryan Sullivan - $15,371.00
  2. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Lauren Wilson - $3,465.57
  3. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Catherine Passaretti - $3,405.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Emerald Team Red Ventures - $25,292.27
  2. Sapphire Team Sun City Carolina Lakes 2016 - $22,035.00
  3. Sapphire Team Hannover - $19,890.57

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Red Ventures       ($25,292.27)
  2 -  Extended Stay America - NCTP       ($1,975.00)
  3 -  Arise Virtual Solutions       ($504.64)


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