Contact Us

Boilermaker Goes To Afghanistan

At Big Frog 104, we’re proud to share news about our troops serving around the world. During the “Frog Days Of Summer”. the Boilermaker Road Race, which takes place on Sunday, July 8th is making sure that our troops serving in Afghanistan are a part of the race.

Jeanette Lenoir, WIBX

According to our sister station, WIBX:

“It was a special unveiling of the t-shirts and banner, heading to Afghanistan for the 5th “Boilermaker Shadow Run” that brought people together in front of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame recently. Tim Reed, Executive Director, Boilermaker Committee, says the new design has special meaning, “In order to be able to support the troops, we’re sending them a special limited edition camouflage t-shirt.” Holding them up he reads the message, “So, it’s, ‘Boilermaker Afghanistan 2012,’ and on the back is, ’65 hundred miles away, 9.3 to go,’ which indicates as the crow flies, how far away they are from us in Afghanistan and the 9.3 that they still have to go.”

The troops will be running at the same time as Utica runners. The difference is that their run will start at 8:00 a.m. Kandahar time. Organizers are shipping 150 t-shirts to Afghanistan today for the troops taking part in the run.

Shadow Run is a special partnership with active duty Military personnel who take part in the boilermaker overseas, where they’re deployed. This year part of the proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will be donated to the Veteran’s Outreach Center in Utica. Reed says one of the founding members and Executive Director of the CNY Veteran’s Center, Vinnie Scalice, is currently deployed in Afghanistan.”

For more information, visit

Best Of Big Frog 104

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Big Frog Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Big Frog Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.