Bills offensive lineman Demetrius Bell will host the The Great Sports Race Buffalo on Saturday, September 24, 2011 to benefit Bell's Kids-In-Sports Initiative. The event will take place at Kenney Fields in Tonawanda and is open for adults and kids.
The day will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on the 24th with a Kids Great Sports Race 1K/Cross Country for kids in grades 1-6. At 2:00 p.m., the Great Sports Race 2K/Cross Country for adults and kids in grades 5 & up will take place. At 4:00 p.m. the Great Sports Race After-Party inclusive of food and drinks will be held.
Similar to a popular television show, two person teams will together run/walk a 1K or 2K cross country course with up to eight fun-filled pit stops. At each pit stop, teams will receive a clue and be required to complete a sports task in order to proceed to the next pit stop. The team that reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time is the winner.
All of the tasks are kept secret, however past races have utilized equipment from the following sports: football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, fishing and others. Fans can expect their athletic and mental skills to be tested.
There are spots for only a limited number of teams and team captains are encouraged to register early. All proceeds benefit the Demetrius Bell Kids-In-Sports Initiative, providing programs to educate parents and students about the benefits of participating in after-school sports programs, especially during the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This initiative has the power to improve performance on academic tests, eliminate racism and foster life-long friendships. All donations and team fees are tax-deductible.
This is a rain or shine event. Winning teams receive Ultimate NFL Experience tickets. The event also includes a raffle for a Demetrius Bell autographed authentic Buffalo Bills jersey.
To register or for more information, go to www.DemetriusBell.info.