The 2019 ASF Adaptive Sports Jam was a first-of-its-kind adaptive sports event that took place in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida this past weekend. We partnereed up with our west-coast family, SoCal WCMX, to throw down an amazing weekend packed full of WCMX, Adaptive Skateboarding, live music, and more! We knew this event would be a hit, but WOW, we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback and support from the community!
The event took place at the brand new St. Pete Skatepark, which is one of the largest skateparks on the East coast of the US, built by our friends over at Team Pain Skateparks. This skatepark was a perfect venue for an adaptive event, as practically all of the park is accessible by wheelchair & connected to the hotel next door by a sidewalk. Great job by the City of St. Petersburg working with the action sports community to help revitalize the Campbell Park area.
Practice day for the event was Friday, Feb 15th and the athletes had a chance to check out the park and plan some lines for their runs. With the hotel being next door, it was quick & easy to go grab a session and rest at the hotel for round two.
The main event took place on Saturday, with setup beginning at 8:00 A.M. The skatepark itself is massive and already has a great layout, and adding a few kickers & rails really opened up the opportunities for radness.