Commuity Ablaze With “Run, Ride and Rhythm” Fundraiser Benefitting Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department

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Lake Norman VFD and Sellstate Select to present the first-ever full concert appearance by Eddie Money for Lake Norman community. Attendance by thousands expected to place Mooresville on map as philanthropic town.

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This is the first time our community has seen the likes and size of an all-day charitable festival complete with a music venue mixing local fan favorites and a national headliner such as Eddie Money.

This coming Saturday, October 25, Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department will host its first-ever Run Ride and Rhythm Festival and Family Fun Day presented by Sellstate Select Real Estate. All proceeds from the event – which will take place at the Shoals Grill, Ace Hardware, Food Lion Center on Brawley School Road (Mayhew Promenade) from 6:00 am until 10:30 pm – will go toward the purchase of a new state-of-the-art fire truck to serve the community.

According to Sanford Brown, co-founder at Sellstate Select, the event is about raising funds for the fire department – and much more.

“At the core, our volunteer firefighters protect our community 24 hours a day,” Brown details. “They are selfless individuals who give tirelessly to ensure our health and safety. Supporting our local community fire department is supporting a universal cause in which we stand together, work together and serve together.

“Additionally, the Mooresville and Lake Norman community are extremely giving, and this event showcases this incredible attribute of our community. We expect an event of this scope and nature to be just one of many that will help recognize our community for its charitable efforts and put it on the map as a major philanthropic destination.”

There will be activities for everyone – including a 5k run, starting at the picturesque Trump National Golf Course, three-hour charity motorcycle ride and non-stop musical entertainment featuring rock icon Eddie Money and seven additional local bands on the Sellstate Select stage.

“This is the first time our community has seen the likes and size of an all-day charitable festival complete with a music venue mixing local fan favorites and a national headliner such as Eddie Money,” shared Kevin Clark, deputy chief of the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department.

Also of significance is that the Tunnel to Towers Never Forget 9/11 traveling memorial, which was built by Mooresville-based Specialized Mobile Exhibits, will be on display. In addition, there will be a kid-zone with bounce house and 25-foot rock climbing wall, fire trucks, simulated burn house and a vendor fair featuring local businesses. Event and ticket information for this community event for all ages can be found at http://www.runriderhythm.com and http://www.facebook.com/runrideandrhythm.

“Throughout the years, our county commissioners and the Lake Norman community have continuously supported the Lake Norman Fire Department’s effort to answer the call,” continued Deputy Chief Clark. “Our previous fund raising events showcase the generosity and respect community neighbors have for what we do. We are proud to spearhead the organization of this event with our key sponsors and community members. We believe an event of this magnitude will be a great example of how a volunteer fire department and its local citizens can stand as one and collaborate for a great day and cause for the benefit of all.”

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Contact: Sanford Brown, 704.677.8199

WHAT: First Annual Run, Ride and Rhythm Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department Fundraise and Family Fun Day

Events include a5k run, three-hour motorcycle ride and non-stop musical entertainment featuring Eddie Money and local bands on the Sellstate Select stage

Details at http://www.runriderhythm.com/

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014
    6:00 am – 10:30 pm

WHERE: Shoals Grill, Ace Hardware, Food Lion Center on Brawley School Road (Mayhew Promenade) from

WHY: To raise money for a new fire truck and put Mooresville on the map as a major philanthropic destination

SPONSORS: Sellstate Select and the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department

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