Skate park benefit unveils new BMX vid

Published on Thu, Dec 5, 2002
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Skate park benefit unveils new BMX vid

An extreme BMX video will hit the silver screen for the first time at Blaine’s performing arts center (PAC) and a raffle will hand out prizes to make a rider’s head spin, all to pave the way for Blaine’s own skatepark.

Trove Productions, a Washington-based video production company, is hosting a benefit premiere of its new video, flow at December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blaine PAC. The video itself was filmed entirely in the Pacific Northwest using only local talent. “It highlights the area’s top riders and concentrates on conveying the artistry of the sport,” said Blaine Extreme Sports Club representative Jon Landis.

The club is raising funds for the construction and maintenance of a skatepark on city-owned land behind the Blaine library. “We need to get to $50,000 before we start construction,” Landis said. “It will take $90,000 all together.” The group has already raised $13,000, including a $5,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. Landis said the park’s design should be available next week. It will have a concrete base and moveable ramps. “It’ll be awesome,” Landis said.

Tickets for the premiere are $5 and also put the ticketholder in the running for hundreds of prizes in a raffle to be drawn before the show. Prizes include a $100 gift certificate from skater outfitters Zummies, a Kona BMX bike and lots of bike gear, a backpack from Clive Company, hats, hoodies, shirts from skate companies and videos and magazines from Thrasher and PROPS magazines.

Advance tickets are available at Fairhaven Bike & Mountain Sports in Bellingham (phone 360/733-4433), Blaine Cost Cutter Grocery Store and Blaine Boys & Girls Club. All advance tickets sales receive a free bonus raffle ticket. For more information, visit www.troveproductions.com or call Jon Landis (Blaine Extreme Sports Club) at 332-6769.

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