When: February 9, 2013 – 9:00 AM
Where: TRINITY Medical Center at Terrace Park – 4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf
(inside Main Entrance, straight back to the café/atrium)
LIVE UNCOMMON will be releasing 2013 details including announcement of the 2013
LIVE UNCOMMON Race Series – more than ten events receiving the LIVE UNCOMMON
Endorsement - selection based upon the events’ Give Back to the community. In 2012,
seven such events were endorsed by LIVE UNCOMMON, resulting in $17,500 in funds
raised by the 2012 LIVE UNCOMMON Race Team and distributed to the seven charities
benefitting from said events. The 2013 LU Race Series will include not only foot/road
race events, but also a charity tennis tournament and charity golf outing, and reach
from Davenport, Iowa to Geneseo, Illinois.
The 2012 LU Race Team will be presenting two “big checks” to charities benefitting from
the Team’s 2012 fundraising effort, including Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure.
Introduction of the 2013 LU Race Team will take place, among which is 12 year old
running phenom, Maddie Case, from Eldridge, who is running in 2013 for her Charity of
Choice, Make-A-Wish, and has raised more than $1,000 in one month. Maddie is the
reigning Iowa State 7th Grade Cross Country Champion. 12 year old LU Race Teamers
from Illinois include swimmer Christy Bishop from Rock Island and basketball girl Lily
Glackin from Moline. Of course, several adults running and raising for charities such as
St. Jude’s and Autism Research, will be introduced as well.
To be released is the announcement of the LIVE UNCOMMON Launch Crew Engines –
the big givers who make it all happen.
We are expecting about 100 in attendance, including hopefuls representing potential
2013 LU Race Series Events, LU Launch Crew Engine representatives, LU Charter Teams
(Pleasant Valley Girls Cross Country and Bettendorf Girls Cross Country), and LIVE
UNCOMMONers from as far away as Chicago and Wisconsin.
An LU Informal Run will follow the press conference – an event for all ages, paces,
distances, no worries, no limits, no entry fee.