Pam Akers, mother of missing Shawn Hornbeck, has been selected to be one of the honorary olympic torch bearers for the St. Louis leg of the Olympic torch run.

Pam will receive the torch at approximately 5:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2004. Her leg will begin on Big Bend Blvd at Tampa, and will continue for about a quarter mile down Big Bend Blvd. to a point just past Laclede Station Rd. If you live in the area or plan to attend the Olympics, please come out and cheer her on in this historic event!