First Annual Long Beach BMX & Skate Park Jam and Contest Saturday Aug. 20

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steven-neal Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Councilmember Steven Neal

Councilmember Steven Neal and ASK Long Beach invite you to the first annual Long Beach BMX Skate Park Jam and Contest at Houghton Skate Park Saturday August 20, 2011. The Skate Jam will highlight local Long Beach skateboarders as they compete for prizes.

Event co-sponsors include the Tony Hawk Foundation, Etnies and Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine. Long Beach Firefighters Association, Local 372, will provide hot dogs and refreshments. Skate Dogs Skateboarding Company will also provide skateboarding lessons for kids from Noon until 1PM on a first-come, first-served basis.

The First Annual Long Beach BMX and Skate Park Jam and Contest is Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10am – 5pm at Houghton Park 6301 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA.

The BMX and skateboarding competition begins at 1:30pm. Sign up for the competition begins at 10am. Any proceeds raised by the Skate Jam are dedicated to the repair and refurbishing of the Houghton Skate Park and mural.

“I am excited to partner with ASK Long Beach on bringing an exciting program to North Long Beach. Join us as we highlight some extremely talented North Long Beach youth,” stated Councilmember Steven Neal.

“This will be our first event at Houghton. We are excited about getting our youth involved in their community and helping us raise dollars for much needed repairs to the skate park,” says Mike Donelon, Long Beach Skate Park Program founder and Executive Director of ASK Long Beach.

For more information, please contact district9@longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-6137.

For donation opportunities contact mikedonelon@aol.com or (562) 997-3707

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