PUTNAM POSTING: Calling Adventure Seekers: We Need A Hometown Team for Fireball Run

Jennifer Maher | September 2016

We are currently looking for two people to embark on the 2,000-mile epic journey to commemorate the Fireball Run’s 10th Anniversary. The eight- day adventure begins in Western New York, winds through Pennsylvania, Maryland, and back into New York before concluding in Amesbury, MA. Putnam County will be featured near the end of the trek, on Sept 30 from 3 p.m. to -6 p.m. and Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. There will be a party on Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Half of the show’s 26 episodes will be filmed in the State of New York, which is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our home state to the world!

As a contestant, your objective would fall into three categories: Personal promotion, serving as the Putnam County representative, and to simply have fun during a unique experience. The total cost for the event is $8,500. We plan on neutralizing the cost through sponsorship efforts, because we want the community to get behind your team. Some of the support will be coming from the Putnam County Visitors Bureau. You’ll also be helping in a very worthy cause—each Fireball Run team is assigned a missing child and spreads the word through distribution of posters, etc. Some 48 children have been found in the show’s nine-year run!

Contestants will need to satisfy entry requirements, be able to drive for long periods of time, and carry certain items in their vehicles for use in the show. Organizers go to great pains to ensure safety for all involved, including respect for applicable laws, procedures, and customs. We think that this is an unbelievable opportunity for outside-the-box business thinkers to network and represent themselves, while also serving as a spokesperson for Putnam County, and enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a worldwide film production.

If interested, please call Frank Smith, Acting Director of Tourism, at (845) 808-1015 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Our deadline to submit contestants is fast approaching!

Photo Caption: The 2,000-mile Fire Ball event will run from Sept. 23-Oct. 1.

 

Jennifer Maher
Jennifer Maher is chairwoman of the Putnam County Business Council and currently serves as the vice president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors.