Friday, June 10, 2005

Carson City BMX Hosts Fundraiser

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Carson City BMX (CCBMX) is hosting the American Bicycle Association’s (ABA) annual Race for Life on Sunday, June 19. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and blood-related cancers.

For the 25th year, the ABA is holding Race For Life events throughout the country to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since the inception of the ABA Race For Life series in 1981, BMX riders and tracks have raised more than $3.1 million in support of the society's mission. The races began in 1981 in memory of Todd Kingsbury, a young BMX rider from Michigan

Sign up at the event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $10 ($5 for racing fee and $5 donation). Local riders may obtain donation packets to raise additional money for the event. The race is open to all riders. All that’s needed is a bike, helmet, long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Racing starts at approximately 10:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. All participants will receive a certificate. Nevada Army National Guard recruiting personnel will also be on hand with a Hummer and climbing wall for participants to try.

CCBMX is located adjacent to Edmonds Park at 1555 Livermore Lane, Carson City. For additional information, call 775-246-3660. It is is a non-profit organization that offers BMX racing to youth in the Carson City area. Sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association (ABA), its mission is to provide a safe, fun place to practice and race bicycle motocross.

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