Skaters to come head to head at high-flying competition in Thornbury
SKATERS and BMX riders will come head to head in a high-flying test of endurance, dexterity and showmanship this month.
By popular demand, Thornbury Skateboarding Competition will return, this time as a two-day action-packed event at the skate park on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.
The friendly contest is organised by Thornbury StreetSpace, a youth work initiative aimed at disaffected young people and vulnerable students, to raise funds towards the upkeep and expansion of the town's skate park.
Contestant will compete for the chance to win a bike donated by ExChoice as well as a range of other skating equipment and accessories.
Youth worker Dan Potter, who launched StreetSpace in the town 18 months ago, urged youngsters to sign up to the 'jam'.
"Come and join us, like us on Facebook, enter the competition category that challenges you most, seize this wonderful opportunity to showcase your skills, bring along your family and friends to cheer and support you and help raise much-needed funds to extend the current skate park facilities," he said.
"Help turn Thornbury Skate Park into a great place to meet, hang out with mates and enjoy a healthy fun outdoor pursuit."
StreetSpace's volunteers mentor and support young people classed at risk, encouraging them to make a positive change in their lives and enabling them to fulfill their potential.
A range of activities will be available over the weekend including inflatables. Food and drinks will be on offer and local bands will provide entertainment.
The contest will kick off at 11am and end at 4pm each day.
Entry is £3 on the day or £2 online. To sponsor the event, volunteer your help or donate to the Thornbury Skate Park Fund visit www.thornburyjam.co.uk or contact Dan Potter 01454 419118 or 07967 863865.
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