Pro Skateboarders and BMX Athletes Drop In for a Cause at the Long Beach Grand Prix
April 13th through the 15th at The Long Beach Arena, Riders from MPC Productions and Power Shoes Ride and Sign to Raise Awareness to Child Abuse, Courtesy of the Collaboration Project and MPC Productions
Long Beach, CA—March 23, 2007—In efforts to eradicate child abuse by raising awareness for Project Nightlight, on April 13th-15th, Riders from MPC Productions and Power Shoes will organize a vert demo during the three-day race weekend of the 33rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the largest spectator, sporting event in southern California, boasting over 175,000 in daily attendance. With Sandros Dias, Lincoln Ueda, Buster Halterman, Mike Crum, Chris Gentry, Jesse Landen, Dayne Brummet, Willy Santos and Koji Craft in attendance, this MPC Production is sure to raise enough awareness to empower the community to stand up against child abuse.
To start off this three-day vert demo, The Collaboration Project, an action sports community program that allocates funds to different action sports environmental, safety, career and youth development causes, will be throwing a party at Sangria on the Hermosa Beach Pier, where the athletes, organizers and fans will be collecting funds for one of the program's they support, Project Nightlight. Based out of L.A., Project Nightlight is an organization that teaches teens to recognize child abuse, inspires them to report it, as well as monitor foster care situations to ensure proper care.
Held at the Long Beach Arena, the first show will start at 11:30am on Friday morning. The shows are free and offer ancillary entertainment for spectators three times daily during the extent of the event. Performing will be Sandros Dias, Mike Crum, Chris Gentry, Lincoln Ueda, Buster Halterman, and Koji Craft. Also attending the will be Power Shoes skateboarders Jesse Landen, Dayne Brummet and Willy Santos. To raise more awareness, Power Shoes is sending their riders to sign autographs for the crowds. The talent, emcee Dave Duncan and entertainment is provided by Imagine Marketing Agency and MPC Productions.