Once again this year, the University of Montana national award-winning mascot Monte will be in attendance June 28 at the Ravalli County Relay for Life.

But he won't be alone. Mascots from a number of sports organizations are planning to also help kick off the night-long fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life will start at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Event Center track. Over 20 teams will walk the track until 8 a.m. Saturday.

The public is encouraged to come out at 10 p.m. Friday for the luminaria ceremony.