Movie, performance celebrate snowboarders |

Movie, performance celebrate snowboarders

For local snowboard enthusiasts, today is a day to celebrate their passion.

Professional snowboarders and members of the Nevada Union and Bear River High School snowboarding teams will perform in the Bonanza Market parking lot at 6:15 p.m. This will be preceded and followed by the Nevada City premier of the 2005 Universal Pictures movie about snowboarding, “First Descent,” at the Nevada Theater. The showtimes are 4 and 7:15 p.m.

“We are really fortunate that so many people are so supportive of their local snowboarders,” said organizer Tina Basich, who is one of the America’s first professional women snowboarders. “It (the support) is really making this event come together.”

Besides the performance and movie, raffle prizes worth $5,000 will be given out by Basich. The $12 movie ticket also includes raffle tickets and a free trial subscription to Transworld Snowboarding Magazine.

“There are five or six different ticket places,” Basich said. “We haven’t gathered them (the sale proceeds) all up yet but we know tickets will be available at the box office at Nevada Theater, starting 3:30 p.m.”

The proceeds will be donated to the Nevada Union and Bear River snowboarding teams. Stu Wolfson, owner of Maiden Lane, is co-organizing the event with Basich, a resident of Nevada City.


To contact staff writer Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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