Industry News 6/14/2007

ESPN X Games is Now Accepting Volunteer Applications for X Games 13

ESPN X Games is Now Accepting Volunteer Applications for X Games 13
In Los Angeles, August 2-5, 2007

X Games 13 staff is looking to the local and regional communities for people who are willing to volunteer for a minimum of two eight-hour days, assisting in this multi-event action sports competition. Several day-long volunteer positions are available including: hospitality, crowd control, ushering, access control and credential checking. The X Games also offer the XCEL program, designed for dedicated individuals who are willing to volunteer every day for the duration of the competition, August 2-5.

Anyone interested in becoming an X Games 13 volunteer must be 18 years of age by August 1, 2007. The website is now accepting applications for daily and XCEL volunteers.

The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world and showcases more than 150 of the world’s top athletes competing in BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Rally Car Racing.
The primary function of a volunteer is to assist the spectators and credentialed guests during the event. Volunteers are expected to be proactive, helpful and knowledgeable hosts to spectators during their visit at the X Games. 

Volunteers will be privy to X Games sponsor goody bags, snacks and refreshments and will also receive an invitation to the private X Games volunteer appreciation party. Additionally, XCEL volunteers who make themselves available for the duration of the event will receive an extra X Games 13 token of appreciation.

In addition to the other items that volunteers will receive, there will be the chance to take part in a daily raffle of items donated by local and industry businesses. Businesses that donate items to be entered into the volunteer raffle will gain exposure by having their company name included on the volunteer website thank-you page and the on-site jumbotron at X Games 13. Local businesses can log onto www.xgamesvolunteers.comfor more information on how to get involved.

When and  ESPN X Games 13 will be held August 2-5.  For 2007, the Home Depot Center in Carson Where:  will host an increased number of X Games competitions, while other events will return to STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles.  

ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will provide 14 hours of live programming August 2-5 as well as X Games 13 coverage on ESPN International,, ESPN Classic,, SportsCenter and ESPN2’s X Center.

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Contact Information:
ESPN X Games Media Contact – Danny Chi, (310) 642-1509,
ESPN X Games Volunteer Contact – Megan Walsh (310) 642-1536,
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