Skateboarding competition to return to Carson Valley Days

Bill Jaskar wanted to establish a venue to benefit the youth of Carson Valley Days on two different, but very intertwined levels.

For one, he wanted to showcase the skateboarding talents in the Valley. The other, he wanted to contribute to the enrichment of youth in the Valley by donating any proceeds he could raise to the proposed Boys and Girls Club of Carson Valley.

So began the plans for the Street Jam street-style skateboard competition, slated for June 11 at Herbig Park across from Lampe Park during Carson Valley Days.

"Basically, I just wanted to do something that would be a good time for the kids," Jaskar said. "The goal right now is simply for every kid who registers to get something for participating."

Jaskar said he has only been working on organizing the event for about two weeks, but so far he already has judges lined up from 702 Skate Shop and, obviously, has secured the venue for the event.

What he still needs, however, is sponsorships.

Jaskar said he is hoping for about 100 participants and estimates the audience for the event will be around 500 total, considering the Carson Valley Days crowd.

His goal is to raise $25,000 for the proposed club.

All sponsorships of $100 and up will receive a logo or name on the event T-shirt. Contributions of $1,000 or more will receive a banner at the event.

Jaksar said Kirkwood, the Marine Corps and Shawn Cook from 702 Skate Shop are already strong backers of the event. The Resort Sports Network from Lake Tahoe will most likely be filming the competition.

He said he'll likely open up registration for the competition in early May, but for now, he's just looking for the financial support to put the event on.

For more information, Jaskar can be reached at (775) 291-4470 or by e-mail at

Donations can be mailed to Public Center Resource at P.O. Box 651, Minden, NV, 89423 with checks made out to PCRBGCCV-Skate.

-- Joey Crandall can be reached at or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.


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