Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alex Sabados Memorial at CIBMX

For those that haven't heard yet, the Colorado BMX community was rocked this week by the death of Alex Sabados. After a long battle with brain cancer, Alex finally succumbed to the disease that he fought so bravely. In an effort to honor Alex and assist the Sabados family with the incredible medical bills they have incurred in their fight, Colorado Indoor BMX has purchased 200 Alex Sabados benefit wristbands (similar to the Live Strong wristbands) on behalf of the entire BMX community. Every racer that races this weekend will be given a wristband to wear during the race as a way to honor a truly amazing kid. There will be wristbands available for purchase for non-racers and those that wish to help the Sabados family. Additionally, we will hold a silent memorial lap for all racers and Alex's BMX team manager, PJ Dipentino, will offer words of remembrance before our main event on Saturday. Finally, for those that wish to attend the official services for Alex on Saturday morning, we will hold our race as long as possible to help make attendance a reality for those racers.

It is important to note that these gestures should be seen as contributions of the entire BMX community and not Colorado Indoor BMX. We have said it before, but the community made this track a reality through their support and we will honor and support one of our own together. Also, while this is a difficult and challenging time for many, we feel that it is important for everyone to come out and have as positive an experience as possible. We feel this way as we know in our hearts that if Alex were able, he would love nothing more than to be out on the track with his friends, family and teammates. We will honor his memory and spirit by doing just that.

Official memorial information:

  • Official Memorial Ceremony will be held at St. Johns the Baptist Church in Longmont at 10am Saturday March 26.

  • Flowers can be sent to the Church (address:323 Collyer St, Longmont, CO, 80501) or the Sabados family home (address:6795 Villa Ln, Berthoud CO 80513).

  • A foundation account in Alex’s name has also been set up through Norbel Credit Union in Longmont. The bank address is 1260 S Hover Rd, Longmont, CO, 80501.

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