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.


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."

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