Our Non-Profit was formed in October of 2013 with the intention of exposing how inclusive and family orientated BMX racing can be and what a positive impact it can have on our local community.
Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Fort Walton Beach, Florida’s nationally sanctioned non-profit Bicycle Motocross racing organization is hosting a Bicycle Motocross (also known as BMX) race to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its cancer research efforts.
The event is scheduled for this Saturday, March 1st, and starts at 2pm with race registration and on track practice. Shortly after 4PM the BMX racing will begin with the national anthem and a parade lap of our younger racers. Racers of all ages, and both boys and girls, will compete on the track and are also encouraged to raise donations in support of the event. The race organizer, Emerald Coast BMX Association, and its national sanctioning body, USA BMX, will be donating half of all the race registration fees directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In addition, any donations from racers or the general public will be accepted and provided in full to directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. BMX racing typically requires an annual membership with the national sanctioning body, USA BMX, however for this charity race that requirement is waived. Anyone, may race on March 1st for the price of normal race day registration.
Since 1981 each USA BMX sanctioned racing track throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico have held a benefit race for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - known as the "Race For Life." At the recent USA BMX Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, USA BMX presented a ceremonial check for over $302,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for funds raised during 2013. These Race For Life event have made USA BMX, and its local racing tracks, one of the top five donors to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Please join us for this great event on Saturday - March 1st, as a BMX racer, fan and most importantly as a donor.
About Emerald Coast BMX
Emerald Coast BMX Association, Inc. is a Non-Profit corporation in the state of Florida run completely by volunteers with the purpose of promoting and managing USA BMX sanctioned Bicycle Motocross racing events in Fort Walton Beach, FL. We offer the local community a year round action sport that the entire family can enjoy. In BMX Racing no one 'sits the bench' and riders progress at their own pace participating in classes for those 5 years of age, and under, all the way up through Adults of any age.
To learn more about us visit our website at EmeraldCoastBMX.org or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/EmeraldCoastBMX. You may also email us at RaceBMX(at)EmeraldCoastBMX(dot)org or call us at (850) 897-3090.
For more information about this press release please contact Gregory T. Herr at (850) 897-3090 or via email at Greg(at)EmeraldCoastBMX(dot)org.