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Everyone’s Invited to the Duff Invitational Slopestyle CompetitionMarch 6, 2013: Pro Snowboarder Returns to Home Mountain to Raise Money For Kamloops Brain Injury Association
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Sun Peaks, BC - On March 17, both professional and local snowboarders and skiers will compete in the first Duff Invitational Slopestyle event.
Returning to his home mountain after a legendary career in professional snowboarding, Kamloops rider Chris Dufficy will compete alongside regional athletes in the Sun Peaks Rockstar Energy Terrain Park in a fun, jam style format.
“The Duff Invitational is more than just a slopestyle contest,” says Dufficy. “It's about raising awareness about brain injuries.”
Registration for the event is $20 with all proceeds donated to the Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA). After overcoming a series of head injuries, Dufficy was amoung the first professional snowboarders to adopt use of a helmet.
“The KBIA is delighted to support the Duff Invitational awareness campaign,” says Terry-Lynne Stone, Executive Director of the Kamloops Brain Injury Society. “It’s an important issue as a brain injury occurs every 45 minutes in British Columbia.”
“What better way to do this than to have a great event at my home mountain, Sun Peaks, where I first learned how to snowboard?” says Dufficy.
All riders must be able to ride the advanced terrain park with confidence and will participate in a two hour jam session. The rider’s best run will count with top scoring athletes moving on to the finals.
Spectators are encouraged to come watch some of the best riders in the region. The contest can be viewed a short walk up from the base of the mountain.
In addition to thousands of dollars in cash prizing, Snowboard Canada Magazine and SBC Skier Magazine are awarding prize packs for the Best Backside 180 on a snowboard and the Best Daffy, a retro ski trick.
“A special thanks goes out to all the sponsors, My Package, RDS, RipCurl, Sandbox, Celsius, Signal, Beaver Wax, and SBC,” says Dufficy.