Jon Comer Memorial Skate Jam
Action Park Grand Prairie, Saturday October 9 | 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The legacy of Jon Comer (1976 – 2019) lives on with the first annual #JonComerMemorialSkateJam taking place this Saturday October 9th at the skatepark in Grand Prairie, Action Park Grand Prairie. From Dallas, Tx – Comer was a pioneer for Adaptive Skateboarding as the first professional skateboarder with a prosthetic leg. At only 4 years old, his leg was amputated due to a motor vehicle accident. He gained notoriety by climbing the pro ranks and competed at the highest level in skateboarding at events such as the X – Games and other high-profile demos & productions. Jon lit the torch for many Adaptive Skateboarders to follow, which has ultimately led to the creation of the event now honoring him.
The skateboarding event will take place as a fundraiser with contest entries, donations, raffles and a silent auction benefitting an Adaptive Skateboarding fund. Funds raised will be used to provide free programs for adaptive beginners, equipment and travel grants for WCMX (Wheelchair Skating) and Adaptive Skateboarding athletes who are now actively inspiring the next generation. With the inclusion of skateboarding in the Olympics, the community has created a common goal to raise awareness for Adaptive Skateboarding and WCMX so that one day their sports are accepted into the Paralympic Games.
The local North Texas skateboarding community will be out in full force to remember their fellow Texas Skateboarder. Guests can come to experience local vendors, live DJ, car meet and a live skateboarding contest. Contest hopefuls can compete in their designated division including – Grom (12 & under), Womens, Mens (Open), WCMX & Adaptive Skateboarding. Admission is completely FREE to all spectators and of course donations are welcome.
“It’s heartbreaking to learn of the passing of Jon Comer. He was an extremely talented skater regardless of physical challenges. I have fond memories of skating and snowboarding with Jon; he was always in good spirits and had a great sense of humor (he covered his prosthetic with stickers and claimed they were his “tattoos”). My condolences to his friends and family. He was a true inspiration.”—Tony Hawk
For more information please contact Info@ActionParkAlliance.com