PRLog (Press Release)
Lynn Ward, Waterbury Regional Chamber President
- Mar. 16, 2012 -
NATIONWIDE AWARENESS TO BE BUILT AROUND MISSING CHILDREN FROM BROOKFIELD & BRIDGEPORT IN “2012 FIREBALL RUN” VIA WATERBURY BEING NAMED ONE OF EIGHT DESTINATION CITIES THIS SEPTEMBER
WATERBURY, CT, March 16, 2012 - At a press conference held today on the steps of Waterbury City Hall, David Hickman, executive vice president of FIREBALL Run Adventurally®
, a production of Adrenaline Partnership at NBC Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, announced that due to Waterbury being named 1 of 8 destination cities during the 2012 Fireball Run® - “The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children” - an epic 8-day, 14-city, 40 team interactive adventure, game and full-length feature film – posters and flyers of Henry Ralph Manning of Brookfield and Bianca Lebron of Bridgeport will be distributed along the 2,200 mile journey from Independence, Ohio to Bangor, Maine between September 21 and September 29, 2012.
“Fireball Run is all about building awareness of missing and exploited children across the United States,” stated Hickman. “Since the production’s inception five years ago, this expedition and film production has assisted in the recovery of 38 missing children. We are here in Waterbury to announce that due to the ambitions of Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Lynn Ward and Mayor Neil M. O’Leary the city has been named one of eight “2012 Fireball Run Adventurally Northern Exposure” expedition destination cities. One of the two Fireball Run Waterbury-based teams will be building awareness throughout the 14-city expedition of 17 year-old Henry Ralph Manning of Brookfield, who has an intellectual disability and went missing from Brookfield last Friday and was last seen at a mall in Milford.
One team will be creating national awareness around Bianca Lebron of Bridgeport who is a Connecticut Cold Case since November 7, 2010 when 10-year-old Bianca was walking to Elias Howe Elementary School when she got into a brown and tan van driven by a Hispanic man estimated in his mid-20s. Since that day Bianca’s family has not seen Bianca who told her friends she was going to a mall with her uncle. Her family reports that Bianca does not have an uncle.”
Hickman announced that Waterbury, Connecticut’
s “Official 2012 Fireball Run Team” consisting of Dr. Peter Jacoby, chairman of emergency medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, and Paul Largay, president of Largay Travel in Waterbury, will be passing out flyers with pictures of Bianca Lebron, and they will be driving a car to be provided by Loehmann-Blasius Chevrolet in Waterbury. Waterbury’s “Hometown Team” of Stan and Melissa Piurkowski, owners of Meadow Street Commons and Meadow Street Grill in Waterbury, who will be driving their custom 1986 Ford Ranger, will distribute flyers across 14 states to build awareness of Henry Ralph Manning.”
The nationally-acclaimed Fireball Run (www.Fireballrun.com)
educates its influential race team participants and millions of live and feature film audiences across the U.S.A. of the powerful cause to locate missing and exploited children. To date, Fireball Run has assisted in the recovery of 38 missing children across the nation.
Waterbury’s designation as a “2012 Fireball Run Adventurally Northern Exposure” destination city, and the rally participants’
visit to the Waterbury Green on September 27 – anticipated to attract over 5,000 visitors - will bring nationwide attention to missing children from Connecticut, Waterbury, and the state.Photo: