Second annual bobsleding race to aid MFR

Rob Maguire has been offered his great-nephew Matias’ sled. Now all that is required will be a nifty new costume with colour scheme to match.

MANITOWANING—The Assiginack dynamic duo of Rob Maguire and Bob White are waxing up their bobsleds for another thrilling downhill race over the March break.

Plans are in the works to video the race live and then post it to the net.

“Last year, Bob White won,” said race co-organizer Jackie White. “Let’s see if he can keep his title.”

Both teams are upping their game this year with slick new racing suits and the grudge match vibe is building between the two competitors and their respective fans. No word yet out of Las Vegas on the oddsmaker scores, but early online odds are suggesting there may be an upset in the offing.

“Beware Bob, I’ve gained a little weight and think I may be quicker than last year,” said Mr. Maguire.

The event raised a whopping $1,300 for the Manitoulin Family Resources food bank last year and organizers are hoping, with the Island’s help, to best that total this year.

Of course, weather plays a role in setting the date and time, but organizers hope to have that information available soon. “We will keep you posted,” said Ms. White.

Those wishing to donate to the cause can drop money off to White’s Shell in Manitowaning, or etransfer to