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Last year Barbara Spigner was a partner in the team Cape Fear Heroes. She has recently become its sole owner. She has a vision to take the team to the next level and wants do to some exciting things going forward. Being a successful business woman, Spigner knew her skills would allow her and the team to do great things with the right goals and objectives behind her. Part of her vision is for the team to be more accessible and active in the community and for the team to work more with charitable causes. That being said the Heroes were set up as a non-profit legal entity and although it will still take strong participation from team sponsors and ticket sales to make the Heroes successful. The non-profit status will help the team do many additional things within the community.

The Cape Fear Heroes open up their 2013 professional indoor football season against the Washington Eagles on Friday, March 29 at the Crown Coliseum. The theme for the evening is “Celebration and Youth.” There will be a poster give-away to the first 700 fans through the door. Game-night festivities include the official unveiling of the 2012 Heroes Championship Banner, entertainment for all ages, recognition of area youth groups as well as City and County First Responders.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the tailgating area with Heroes Fan Fest. Here, Heroes fans can enjoy a free kids inflatable area with various games. Bring your favorite food and tailgate with your family and friends before the game. City and County First Responder Units will have special vehicles displayed in the tailgating area.

At 6 p.m., the band 45 RPM takes the stage for an hour long concert. 45 RPM is an all-female band. RPM stands for “representing positive music.” 45 RPM is made up of for multi-instrumentalists whose goal is to put out positive music along with a positive image. The band consists of Katie Goulet (bass guitar/keyboards/guitar/vocals), Tayler Morgan (drums/keyboards/bass/vocals), Teraasia Archer (percussion/keyboards/vocals) and Sarah Martinico (guitars/vocals).

Just learning their instruments within the last two years, the band has performed as opening acts for cpuntry music artist Josh Thompson. They were asked to perform as Clarence Burke’s (“Ooo Child”) band for several shows and performed for ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover Fayetteville concert. They have performed at the Crown Coliseum (Fayetteville, NC) on various occasions, Fayetteville’s Amphitheater Festival Park multiple times and performed at many local fairs and school functions. The group was founded and produced by Grammy nominated producer Brian Morgan.

Spigner has not wasted time in getting the Heroes involved in the community. This past season she donated five laptop computers to players from the Heroes Youth Football Organization, a member of the AIF for Kids program. Players were asked to write about one of their heroes in life, a player with the best essay was then selected from each age group. When the tragedy happened in Newtown Conn. recently, the Heroes we looking for a way to acknowledge the 26 people who lost their lives and offer a positive reinforcement for the surviving family members and loved ones.

The Heroes sent each family (through the Newtown Police Department) a Build-A-Bear custom teddy bear in remembrance of their lost loved one.

For game day tickets contact the Crown Coliseum Box Office or any Ticketmaster location or go online to ticketmaster.com. For group tickets contact the Heroes offices at 910-835-0919

.For more information about the Cape Fear Heroes go to www.capefearheroes.com.

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