ROSWELL, Ga. The 18th annual Roswell Rotary Relays will be held at the Roswell High School track on Saturday, March 15. The field events will start at 9 a.m., and the running events will start at noon.
This year, more than 25 high school boys' and girls' teams from throughout the metro Atlanta area will participate. This is one of the premier track and field events of the high school season and one of the last competitions before the regional and state meets.
Every spring since 1996, the Roswell Rotary Club and Roswell High School have sponsored an invitational track meet. The purpose of this sponsorship is to provide a high profile opportunity for high school track and field teams from throughout Georgia to compete against the best in the state. Additionally, with a strong emphasis on relay events, athletes have an opportunity to compete as relay teams, whereas they would normally compete as individuals in individual running events. This builds a spirit of teamwork and creates a high energy atmosphere.
The Rotary Relays present an opportunity for the service clubs of Roswell High School to work at the event and earn community service points. At the heart of the volunteer corps are the Roswell Rotary Club volunteers who along with the Interact Club and other service organizations help the AAU officials and high school coaches who run the events.
The meet is a fundraiser for the Roswell High School Booster Club. They sell tickets to the event and operate the concession stand at the stadium. The relays are another example of Rotary's continuing support of Roswell High School in the areas of leadership, academic achievement and sports.