2010 Skim Jam set for Saturday, contestants needed

VERO BEACH – The third annual Skim Jam to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for as many as 70 competitors.

“We’re always looking for skim boarders,” organizer Chris Ellison said.

Competitors have until 9 a.m. to register in one of four divisions: I Suck/Beginner, I’m Good/Intermediate, I’m Better/Advanced, and I’m Going Pro Tomorrow/Expert. The competition is open to people of all ages. However, those under 18 must have a signed form from their parents or guardians before competition.

Seventy skim boarders in the water off Mulligan’s is what organizers had last year. They hope to recreate the same this weekend.

Ellison said the purpose of the annual event is to help out St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He and his fellow organizers plan to travel to Memphis, Tenn., to hand-deliver the monies raised through Skim Jam 2010.

He said it would be the first time they’ve made the donation in person. Before, they would just mail the donation.

This year’s group of sponsors include:

Skim City

Schlitt Electrical Contracting

The Shop

Mulligan’s

Wave Zone Skimboards

Zap Skimboards

Deep Six

Vero Marine Center

Freak Traction

Epic Sessions

Filthy McNasty’s

Inner Rhythm

J&J Auto Works Inc.

Morning Star & New Wave Designs

No Bull PR

G&B Trophies

Emlett Lawn Service

Anyone interested in registering for the 2010 Skim Jam at Mulligan’s can find the form on www.Epic-Sessions.com. Anyone with questions should call organizer Chris Ellison at (772) 360-7166.

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