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Fighting Gravity to perform at Virginia Tech Relay For Life benefit showcase


BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 – After “America’s Got Talent” tour appearances around the country, performing group Fighting Gravity will return to Virginia Tech to raise money for the university's Relay For Life program.

Made up of Virginia Tech Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members, the group got their start at a campus talent competition and went on to finish in third place on NBC's nationally broadcast television show "America's Got Talent" last year. Virginia Tech is the latest venue in an extensive tour of performances the group has made following their appearance on the show.

Fighting Gravity will perform as a special guest Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Burruss Hall for the Relay's Best Dance Crew talent showcase, along with dance groups including the HighTechs, LowTechs, and Dance Company of Virginia Tech. Advance ticket prices are $7 for students and $10 for general admission and are available online and at the University Unions and Student Activities ticket office in Squires Student Center. An additional $5 charge will be applied to tickets sold at the door.

All proceeds from the event will support the university's Relay For Life event on April 22. Virginia Tech Relay For Life is a student-run organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. In the past two years, Virginia Tech's annual Relay For Life event has raised more money than any other youth or college Relay event nationwide, and has also received awards for highest number of participants.

The Relay's Best Dance Crew performance is sponsored by Virginia Tech Relay For Life and Virginia Tech Union.

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