Wednesday, April 6th 2016
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Whistler BMX Launches New Logo And Crowdfunding
Whistler, B.C. – On Tuesday, April 5th at the Longhorn Saloon and Grill the Whistler BMX Club launched their new logo and crowdfunding campaign. Complete with live music and a DJ, entry was by donation with all proceeds from the event going towards a final fundraising push before the club breaks ground with a ceremony on Saturday, April 9th at 10am at the site in Cheakamus Crossing. In addition, the club received donations from a variety of local businesses that were raffled on the night.
The club is aiming to raise $10,000 in a crowdfunding campaign that launched on the night. The money raised will be used to purchase generators and assist with trucking expenses when the construction begins this month. “This final fundraising push will ensure we can cover fill transport costs when we build the track this month and have the equipment needed to begin racing this spring,” said Jody Hallett, Treasurer & Secretary for the Whistler BMX Club. Details of rewards available can be seen at: fundrazr.com/WhistlerBMX
The Whistler BMX Club’s new logo was produced as a donation from local designer Anna Sobieniak, known for her work for Whistler Brewing and other classic Sea to Sky businesses. “This new logo really embodies the spirit of the Whistler BMX Club and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” said Brian Finestone, Track Director for the Whistler BMX Club “we hope that everyone else loves it too!”
The Whistler BMX Club has already raised over $90,000 and has received great support from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) for the project, including use of the property in Cheakamus Crossing. Gibbons Whistler, owner of the Longhorn Saloon and Grill, donated $15,000 to the project in February and remain a committed community partner.
About Whistler BMX
The Whistler BMX Club was established in 2012 with the aim of building and operating a competition standard BMX track in Whistler. The project aims to cater to a range of activities such as: BMX, MTB 4X, kids run bikes and a community pump track. Please get to know us on our website and make donations here: http://whistlerbmx.com/donate.
Dan Harmon, Whistler BMX