‘Rule the Rocks 6’ BMX / skateboard competition St. George

ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department and the TRUTH Against Tobacco campaign is inviting youth ages 18 and under to compete in the “Rule the Rocks 6” skateboarding/BMX eventThe competition is exclusive to rural Utah and will take place in St. George on June 6.

Youth are invited to enter one of four categories at each event: beginner, intermediate, advanced and BMX. All entrants get this year’s T-shirt, but only the top three from each category will win bragging rights and the biggest prizes; including cash, customized skate decks and BMX accessories.

Rule the Rocks is about more than skateboarding and BMX; it’s about teaching youth to dream big and to avoid those products and choices that can ruin those dreams.

“It’s a way for our youth to get involved in an activity that has a message,” said Dani Sandoval, a member of the Washington County Youth Coalition.  “It gives them something to look forward to and shows them that big sports like skateboarding and biking are trying to spread a message to be tobacco-free and above the influence.”

The tobacco industry spends more than $49 million in Utah each year on marketing. Ninety percent of adult smokers begin lighting up before age 19 and one in three will eventually die from smoking-related illnesses. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TruthAgainstTobacco.

Rule the Rocks 6 is sponsored by Arkade Magazine and 50/50 BMX.

Rule the Rocks 6 event schedule:

When: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Where: St. George Sk8 Park, 171 East 1160 South

Registration: 5-6 p.m.

Competition: 6- 8 p.m.

Submitted by Southwest Utah Public Health Department

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