First annual Oklahoma Slam

The weekend of March 16 has been announced as the date for the first annual Oklahoma Slam.The Oklahoma Slam will be a combination skateboard camp and contest at the Skatepark Off Broadway located at 105 Reynolds and South Broadway in Poteau.At 4 p.m. on March 16, the event begins with skate camp, providing tips and help with contest runs to everyone from beginners to advanced skaters. On hand at the skate camp will be skateboarding legend Bill Danforth and the Short Bus Crew.There will be a contest on Saturday, March 17. Sign-in for competition begins at 8 a.m. and the action starts at 10 a.m. Skaters will be divided up into categories based on age and skill level. The morning will see skaters aged 6 years to 12 years compete in beginner and intermediate divisions followed by skaters aged 13 years to 17 years beginner and intermediate divisions. In the afternoon, the 18 and older intermediate and beginner divisions will compete followed by the Woman’s Open and then Open Bowl competitions.Entry fee for the competition is $5 per skater per division.There will be plenty of giveaways and raffles during both days of the event.Sponsor for the event include Vans, Independent, Termite, and a host of local sponsors.For more information, to be a vendor, or to become a sponsor, please call Lisa Fabian at (918) 839-6306.