Rock the Cradle for Johnny Romano Memorial Contest
BOOST MOBILE AND COUNCILMAN GONZALEZ PRESENT $5,000 DONATION TO JOHNNY KICKS CANCER FOUNDATION
Donation presented at second annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Romano Memorial Contest which brings together the Houston skateboarding community
WHAT: The second annual Rock the Cradle for Johnny Romano Memorial Contest will take place in Houston, Texas on October 24. This World Cup skateboarding competition is a fundraiser benefiting the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation.
To further support the foundation, Boost Mobile – who helped build the Lee & Joe Jamail Skate Park in 2008 – and Councilman Edward Gonzalez will present a $5,000 donation to Julie Romano who will accept the donation on behalf of the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation. Boost Mobile professional skateboarder Pierre Luc Gagnon will also be in attendance to support the event.
The Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation was started by Mike and Julie Romano to increase research and funding specifically for childhood leukemia, after their 10 year-old son, Johnny, passed away from acute myeloidcystic leukemia September 23, 2008. Donations support funding and research, encouraging doctors to specialize in leukemia cancers, as well as raising awareness through grassroots advocacy efforts. More than 45 male and female skateboarders will be competing at this second annual event which has drawn top talent from around the globe, including five current and former X Game gold medalists.
For more information, please visit: http://rockthecradle.wordpress.com .
WHEN: Saturday, October 24 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Check Presentation· 10:30 a.m. – Opening remarks from Barry Blumenthal (Rock the Cradle event organizer) and Maurice Elrod (Boost Mobile spokesperson) · 10:40 a.m. – Check presentation – Councilman Edward Gonzalez to present $5,000 check on behalf of Boost Mobile to Julie Romano, executive director of the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Rock the Cradle Skateboarding Competition
WHERE: Lee & Joe Jamail Skate Park
103 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007 Parking located at the Fonde Recreation Center (corner of Sabine St. and Memorial Dr.)