2nd Annual Great Northwest Gromfest Finals – July 6th-10th
Seattle, WA – June 25, 2008 – For the second summer in a row, the Great Northwest Gromfest is returning to Whistler, B.C. and Camp of Champions for another international, summer skateboard and snowboard event.
Qualified skaters and snowboarders from all over North America will converge on Whistler from July 6th-10th to compete for prizes and the glory of being crowned the “Overall Gromfest Champion.”
Each competitor is tested in multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, bowl, street, flatground and slalom for skateboarders and halfpipe, slopestyle, rails, boxes and quarterpipe for snowboarders. Park Guru Steve Petrie is working with Camp of Champions to create a mind-blowing park that will not only further the level of summer riding but also make for a great competition course.
While the daily competition is reason enough to entice the competitors, Gromfest also offers a host of evening activities to round out the week. An Underground Skate Jam featuring demos by the crew at Freeline Skates is scheduled one night and a Movie Premiere featuring films from Sandbox, Runway and Stepchild fills another evening.
Top all of this off with the fact Gromfest donates a portion of the proceeds to non-profits that use board sports to benefit kids, and you’ve got a complete and unique event. For 2008, the Snowdays Foundation and the Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship were chosen as beneficiaries.
Special thanks to all of Gromfest’s sponsors, including Whistler, Camp of Champions, SPAUSA, Arbor, Freeline Skates, Ride Snowboards, Snowboarder Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding, Jones Soda, Vitamin Water, Concrete Wave Magazine, POW Gloves, Skull Candy and Circa. Check out info, pics, videos and more of Gromfest at gromfest.org
Gromfest started in 2006 as an amateur skate and snow competition that gives kids 18 & under the opportunity to be in the spotlight and show off their skills. No crazy rules, no crazy requirements, just crazy riding. In addition, Gromfest donates proceeds to non-profit, alternative sports programs that benefit kids. By doing this, Gromfest is assuring bright futures.