TODAY: Tribute to Tamworth teenager at RT Jam event

Friday, 29th August 2014

After the success of last years RT Jam where 125 children showed off their talents at Tamworth Skate Park, Tamworth Round Table will be returning again this year and promise a fun filled day.

Tamworth Round Table RT Jam Event.

Images from last years event

With the help of Michael Dryburgh of Vans, New Urban Era & Dave Owen cycles, they will be returning today (30th August) and this year they promise an even bigger spectacle than last year.

This year James Robson, a young BMX and skateboarding fanatic from Tamworth will be remembered at the event which is dedicated to celebrating teenage talent.

James was just 13 years old when he sadly died following an asthma attack at the beginning of the year and the organisers, Tamworth Round Table, hope to raise awareness for Asthma UK and will be awarding a memorial trophy in the memory of James.

Some of the funds raised on the day, from the free to attend event will be donated to Asthma UK.

Sean Poultney, Vice Chairman of Tamworth Round Table told Tamworth Informed that it seemed fitting that James, a BMX fan, be remembered at this year’s RT Jam.

The event at Tamworth Skate Park, which will run between 12pm-5pm will offer young BMX, scooter and skateboarding enthusiasts the chance to showcase their skills in the hope of winning a prize.

As well as the sporting competitions, the event will also feature graffiti artists, DJs and Beat-boxers.  There will also be a release of 150 balloons in the name of James Robson.

Tamworth Round Table RT Jam Event.

Images from last years event

To compete in the events on Saturday, people can register at Dave Owen’s Cycles or simply turn up on the day.

Round Table

Round Table describe themselves as ‘The BEST young man’s club in the world’ and they have been going strong in Tamworth since 1952 offering men aged 18-45 sports, social activities, a chance to meet new friends and do some good in the community.

Tamworth Round Table can be contacted via their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tamworthrt

 

Tamworth Round Table RT Jam Event.

Images from last years event