SnowBomb, Squaw holding memorial rail jam |

SnowBomb, Squaw holding memorial rail jam

SnowBomb and Squaw Valley USA are teaming up to host the Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam on Sunday, Nov. 25.

In memory of local snowboarder and rising star Charles “Coogan” Kelly, who was the victim of a shooting at a Halloween party in Reno on Oct. 28, SnowBomb will present a $1,000 cash purse to top riders of the day and SnowBomb and Squaw will donate all competitor registration fees to the Coogan Kelly Memorial Foundation.

Squaw Valley USA will also award a scholarship in Coogan’s name to the Squaw Valley Snowboard Team. A raffle will be held at the rail jam with snowboard-related prizes.

The event is open to riders of all ages and talents and will consist of open and amateur classes in both men’s and women’s ski and snowboard divisions. Prizes will be awarded from top industry sponsors, including Dynastar, Lange, Roxy Snow, Burton, Moment Skis, Bern helmets, POW gloves, Superfeet insoles and Seven eyewear.

Entry fee for all riders is $10 (plus refundable $10 jersey deposit), 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.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., practice starts at 11 a.m. and the competition starts at noon.

The Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is the first of over 12 stops on this year’s Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Freestyle Tour.

For more information on this memorial rail jam or the 2007/08 Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Freestyle Tour visit or contact SnowBomb at 581-0553.

Contributions can be made to the Coogan Kelly Memorial Foundation to help alleviate financial pressures on Coogan’s family. Checks should be made out to Kathleen Kelly at Plumas Bank on Donner Pass Road in Truckee, or mailed to 11638 Donner Pass Road, Attn: Coogan Kelly Fund, Truckee, CA, 96161.

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