Help­ing BMX rid­ers go to world cham­pi­onships

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A SPE­CIAL fundrais­ing event will be held at the Bingo Whit­sun­days ses­sion at the Vol­un­teer Marine Res­cue (VMR) club­house tonight (Thurs­day).

The event will raise funds for Tay­lor Kerr and Kira Al­lan from Proser­pine BMX Club to help them get to the UCI World Cham­pi­onships in New Zealand next month.

Both girls fin­ished in the top 16 at the 2013 National BMX Cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane ear­lier this year to qual­ify for the world cham­pi­onships.

The girls also com­peted in the 2013 Queens­land Coun­try event at the Proser­pine BMX track on the week­end with Tay­lor fin­ish­ing first in the girls 13-years di­vi­sion and Kira achiev­ing sec­ond place in the Pro Women’s event.

Run by Whit­sun­day lo­cals Sab­rina Mitchell and Kerry Cooper, the bingo nights are held ev­ery Thurs­day evening with funds do­nated to lo­cal causes.

Doors open at 6pm ev­ery Thurs­day night, with “eyes down” at 7pm sharp.

Tick­ets start at $16.50 with cash prizes in­clud­ing jack­pots of $200, $10 and $50 and a $90 lucky num­bers board.

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