Weightlifter leaves Shreveport Regional Airport at 3:55 p.m.
Fans are invited to wish Kendrick Farris good luck as he departs for the Olympic Games in London this afternoon. / Val Horvath Davidson
Shreveport Olympican Kendrick Farris departs for London this afternoon from Shreveport Regional Airport and fans are encouraged to send him off.
Wear your red, white and blue as Farris' flight is scheduled to leave at 3:55 p.m. He will likely arrive in between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Farris will compete Aug. 3 in the 85kg weightlifting competition. He finished eighth at the Beijing Games in 2008.