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 event. The 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/
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