RACIN' FOR JASON
Two days of two-wheel racing over Memorial Day Weekend, May 30-31, raised funds to help cyclist Jason Broome and his family off-set expenses the family has incurred due to Broome's medical care for lymphoma. The 28-year-old engineer recently underwent a strenuous regiment of radiation to eliminate a tumor in his chest that had grown to the size of a Nerf football. Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy to destroy cancerous tumors found in his kidneys and liver.
The Racin' for Jason Memorial Weekend Criterium Series featured two categories: mountain bike and cruiser bike. Participants wheeled out onto the new roads in Bown Crossing at the end of Park Center Blvd. where they tackled a two-third mile loop on smooth pavement.
More than 150 racers participated in the event, many of whom competed in multiple races. A total amount of $2,261.38 was raised in entry fees, profits from raffle ticket and ice cream sales, and donations from both racers' winnings and the community. Intermountain Orthopaedics/Lost River Cycling together with Team Tamarack/Goldys presented the Broome family with the check.
Special congratulations to Cody Hall of Lactic Acid Cycling and winner of the Cat 1 race both days, and to JT Theis of Intermountain Orthopaedics/Lost River Cycling who won the Cat 3 men's race both days of racing.
Special Iron Racer acknowledgment to Intermountain Orothopaedics' Henry Harper for not only competing in eight races over the two-day event, but for collecting a number of top-three finishes in his races to score a total of 16 points.
The Broome family sends out a heartfelt thank you to all those who participated in the event and those who so generously donated. For complete results of the Racin' for Jason Memorial Weekend Criterium Series, visit www.lostrivercycling.org.
STAMPEDE COACH NAMED
The Idaho Stampede will tip off its seventh season in November with NBA veteran Joe Wolf holding the reins as the team's fifth head coach.
Wolf spent 11 years playing in the NBA after playing for North Carolina in college. He served as the assistant men's basketball coach for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and volunteered as a coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. He has been a regular celebrity lecturer at Michael Jordan's Fantasy Camp held every year.
President and general manager of the Stampede John Brunelle says he is "confident that [Wolf] will carry on the Stampede's successful style both on the court and in the community." He describes Wolf as someone who is a "real basketball guy with a good basketball mind" with a passion and desire to be a head coach.
For more information on the Idaho Stampede call 388-HOOP or visit www.388HOOP.com.
MAIN STREET MILE
Start of your July 4th weekend with a one-mile pavement pounder through beautiful downtown Boise. The Main Street Mile will hold eight separate one-mile races to accommodate all abilities and age levels for an unusually low entry fee of $10.
The Main Street Mile is a part of the America's Downtown Mile Race Series that conducts similar events in the downtown areas of Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado. The event aims to promote health and fitness with an emphasis on men's issues and to generate funds to support prostate cancer awareness programs.
The race course stretches around a three-block loop in downtown Boise starting and ending on Main Street. Racers can compete in any one of eight categories that suits their age and ability.
In addition to fun and racing, a free prostate cancer screening will take place as part of the Main Street Mile event. July 1 and 2 a mobile clinic will be located on Capitol Blvd to provide free PSA and DRE test which typically range between $125 and $200 at the doc's office. Men over the age of 40 are eligible for a screening on a first-come-first-served basis.
Main Street Mile takes place Friday, July 2. The first race begins at 6 p.m. with races starting every 20 minutes thereafter. Early bird entry is $10, fee is $15 after June 28.