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									World’s Strong Man Attempts New World Record, Proceeds to Benefit Special Olympics North Carolina

Charlotte, NC – 2000 Mack Truck World’s Strongest Man, Rick Bell, will attempt to break the record for
ripping telephone books in half on Saturday, Nov 2., at the Highland Creek Mellow Mushroom restaurant in
Charlotte. The charity event will benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.

Bell (6’4’’, 292 lbs.) will be attempting to break the 10-year-old record, which currently stands at 9,000 pages in
less than three minutes. Bell’s goal is to tear 15 Charlotte phone directories at 1,494 pages per book in three
minutes. This would more than double the current world record, totaling over 22,000 pages.

The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be an auto fair exhibiting the fastest high
performance corvettes in the Southeast. The Mellow Mushroom will be offering food discounts all day and
donating a portion of their sales to Special Olympics North Carolina.

The event, sponsored by Bell, Race City Corvette Gang, More Performance Inc, The Real Yellow Pages from
BellSouth, Parks Chevrolet and the Highland Creek Mellow Mushroom, is free, but a $5 donation to Special
Olympics North Carolina is suggested. Raffle tickets for door prizes, t-shirts, and autographed photos will also
be sold to help raise additional funds.

In the past, Bell, 30, has attempted several world records, including the timed tractor-trailer pull and the distance
fire truck pull, missing the tractor-trailer pull record by only eight tenths of a second. A former business partner
of professional wrestler Rick Flair, Bell now works for Hammer Strength, a company specializing in designing
and building gym equipment for professional athletes.

At 29, Bell attended the National Football League Pro Combine in Atlanta finishing in the top 10 percent to
receive professional athlete status. He became an NFL free agent and trained with athletes from the Carolina
Panthers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos.

Bell says he enjoys doing events for charity and plans to do two big events every year to benefit Special
Olympics North Carolina. For more information please contact Chris Henderson at 704-358-1935, ext. 2. For
directions please contact Mellow Mushroom at 704-875-2418.

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 26,400
children and adults with mental retardation or a closely related developmental disability. These athletes inspire
greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local
program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers
Olympic-type competition in 18 sports on local and state levels.

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