Race for Life Saturday, August 14th!
Our Annual Race for Life Race is August 14th! Great Benefit Race and we are looking for a huge turnout both in rider numbers and Donations. Here's a bit of background for the Race for Life events from USA BMX.
"This race was started in 1981 when an avid 12 year old BMX racer, Todd Kingsbury, from Michigan discovered he had Leukemia. Like many BMXers, he had dreams of someday becoming a top pro in the sport. Unfortunately, this dreaded disease would keep Todd from fulfilling his dream.
"When Todd’s friends and the American Bicycle Association learned of his diagnosis, it was decided that an organized effort should be made to help in Todd’s “Race for Life.” The organization and the family sport of BMX decided to pitch in and help by launching the Race for Life series, with all the proceeds going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to help find a cure for kids such as Todd. An amazing $223,000 was raised that first year, with 130 ABA tracks putting on Race for Life events. Helping other people is one of the finest things that anyone can do in life. This is your opportunity through the sport we know and love to help people in two ways. First, through your gathering of donations for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you will be helping fight and bring an end to dreadful diseases that affect thousands of people each year. Secondly, you can introduce BMX to friends and neighbors that may not have thought they would ever be able to participate in competitive BMX, as this is one of the few races where you don`t have to be a USA BMX or BMX Canada member to try BMX. Their contributions will be their entry into the finest sport in the world, BMX."
So there you have it! Have your new or non-current USA BMX friends come on down and race and support this wonderful cause. Waivers only need to be signed at the track. We proudly run this Annual Race for this Charity. We will have a donation bucket for outright donations and run a 50/50 Raffle, and our riders get donation envelopes to help the cause. Please note if we can get a certain level of donations for this year the Race for Life in 2022 will be a double point race which can generate even more interest and hence more money for this great cause.
Come by Woodland BMX, the greatest BMX Track in Rhode Island and show your support for such a wonderful cause!