On Saturday, Anh held a charity event at his house. A friend of his was hosting a networking event for the 2008 Fireball Run. I was lucky enough to get to attend the event. I met some great people who had flown in from all over the U.S. to attend.
The event is held in September. Basically, in a nutshell, if invited to attend, you go on a rally for 9 days with your car traveling 3500 miles. The purpose of the event is to find missing children. Each team, which consists of one car, is in charge of one missing child. They hand out fliers at every stop and help spread the word. The rally received quite a bit of publicity through the media which also helped recover some children. To my surprise, many of the children are abducted by their own parents.
It's very touching and rewarding to listen to the participants talk about the event. It also gives the participants an opportunity to drive their Lamborghini, Ferrari, DeLorean... Yes, that's right, the De Lorean from "Back to the Future 2" will be going on the rally this year. Last year the Batmobile was in it. Both cars came to the event on Saturday. It was cool, that's an understatement. The rally is actually a "game." One participant compared it to "The Amazing Race." They have clues and can receive extra points for doing certain things. Definitely keeps them on their toes and makes it fun for the participants. I have great respect for them and am excited to see the number of children that will be found through this wonderful event.
DeLorean and Adam West Batmobile
Me and the DeLorean
Anh and the DeLorean