SECOND ANNUAL COOGAN KELLY MEMORIAL RAIL JAM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Presented by SnowBomb and Squaw Valley
November 17, 2008 – SnowBomb and Squaw Valley USA respectfully announce the Second Annual Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam, to take place Saturday, November 29. A year ago, the Tahoe/Truckee and snowboarding communities lost a rising star when Charles "Coogan" Kelly was slain at a party in Reno, NV. Coogan was a successful competitor on the rail jam and snowboard competition circuit around Tahoe. In its second year, the Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is a tribute to Coogan, a passionate snowboarder and friend. In his memory, SnowBomb will donate all competitor registration fees to the Coogan Kelly Foundation.
The Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is open to riders of all ages and talents and consists of both men's and women's ski and snowboard divisions. Registration is at 9 am, practice starts at 11 am, and the competition will begin at 1 pm. If time allows a special Best Trick Jam Session will follow the competition.
The Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is free for spectators, as it is scheduled to take place on Searchlight (lower Exhibition) located near the base of the mountain. Entry fee for all riders is $10 and helmets are mandatory for all competitors. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign a liability release form.
The Coogan Kelly Foundation raises money for the Coogan Kelly Scholarship awarded each year to young aspiring snowboarders to help advance their careers. Contributions to the Coogan Kelly Foundation can be sent to: Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, c/o The Coogan Kelly Foundation, PO Box 366, Truckee, CA 96160. More information on the Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is available on www.snowbomb.com and www.squaw.com.