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BREAKING: 1pm 8-13-08 Shreveport-Bossier to Host 1st Stop of 2008 Fireball Run Sept. 27th
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 11:02am
SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: COMMUNITY EVENT 1pm 8-13-08  "Team MoPar" and 'The Mighty Hearts Team" will be representing Shreveport-Bossier in the 2008 Fireball Run Transcontinental Rally: Back to the Track, when it begins September 25th from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Click here to listen as Team MoPar members Randy James & Matt Delaney talk with Tom Pace, from "The Talk of the Town." 

The second local group, an all-female team, "The Mighty Hearts" is comprised of Shreveporter Patricia Holt; Deborah Fehr-Niswanger from Many, and Nina Allen of Delhi, Louisiana.

In a morning news conference held today at the Robinson Film Center, local organizers announced that Shreveport-Bossier will be hosting the first stop of the Fireball Run contestants, scheduled to arrive here Saturday, September 27th.

The timed-race pits 100 teams from across the nation in a nine-day, cross-country race benefitting the Florida-based Child Rescue Network.  

“We’re excited to be a part of Shreveport-Bossier,” said Fireball Run Organizer J. Sanchez. “This was a natural fit for the event since it kicks off in Baton Rouge. It’s a continuation of that Southern Hospitality.”


The Fireball Run will start in Baton Rouge on Sept. 25 and will end in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Oct. 4. The event will arrive in Shreveport-Bossier on Sept. 27. Louisiana is the only state to have two of its cities serve as hosts for this year’s competition.


The invitational rally journeys 100 competitive teams along a nine-day, cross-country adventure in the nation’s largest missing child recovery effort. The Race to Recover America’s Children is a $3 million awareness campaign for the Florida-based Child Rescue Network.


“I applaud the purpose of the Fireball Rally and support the efforts of its organizers to help find missing children,” said Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker. “While the rally will help showcase Shreveport and Bossier City, the main focus is bringing attention to the issue of missing children.”


Each team, made up of business owners and executives, distributes posters along the entire 3,500-mile route as a part of the interactive adventure game in an effort to aid in the recovery of the team’s assigned missing children.

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