SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of individuals will gather in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, June 15, 2013, as Heyday Elite Fitness hosts "Port Town Throwdown and Heyday 5k," a run and CrossFit competition that benefits Life Rolls On (LRO). As a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, LRO enables individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to experience the rush of riding a wave with the assistance of adaptive surfboards and volunteers. To learn more about the organization and watch inspiring footage from previous surf events, please visit www.liferollson.org.
Stop by to visit several mouthwatering food trucks and a Vendor Village! Live bands will be performing throughout the day.
The event will feature celebrity supporters, dedicated athletes, and LRO community heroes.
Thirteen teams from across Southern California will compete in the CrossFit competition to win the Port Town Throwdown winning title.
Jason Mraz will run the 5k in support of the cause as Jesse's close friend and surfing companion. Jason is a continued champion of LRO and will be hosting a benefit concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 2, 2013.
Christopher Reeve's son, Matthew Reeve, will run the 5k as leader of Team Reeve. To register and run with Matthew or roll with Jesse and Team LRO / LoFric, visit www.heyday5k.com and indicate team preference. Registration is only $25.00 and 100% of the proceeds benefit LRO.
**Interested vendors should email firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 807-5488 ext 801.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. **Registration for participants 7:00 a.m.**
WHERE: Park adjacent to 264 E. 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731
WHO: VENDOR VILLAGE AND CONCERTS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. The event will host hundreds of 5k runners and rollers, thirteen CrossFit teams, vendor booths, food trucks, Heyday Elite Fitness volunteers, LRO staff, and additional supporters.
PHOTO OPP: Individuals with spinal cord injuries rolling the 5k, Jazon Mraz, Jesse Billauer, and Matthew Reeve participating in the 5k, CrossFit teams competing.
About Life Rolls On Foundation
Founded in 1999, Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis. With a network of more than 70,000 supporters worldwide, LRO is one of the fastest growing, contemporary charitable organizations in the country and has been featured in national print, television and radio. In 2007, the organization received its first EMMY® nomination for Best National Public Service Announcement. For more information, visit www.liferollson.org.
SOURCE Life Rolls On Foundation