The Bunbury BMX Club has thrown its full support behind injured athlete Cory Crombie.
The organisation held a fundraising event on Friday, January 21 to provide assistance to the Crombie family and Cory’s rehabilitation.
One hundred and ninety eight riders from clubs from across Western Australia headed to the Club’s Hay Park headquarters for a night of racing.
Club president Lieth Spence said he was touched by the WA BMX community’s support for Cory and his family and thanked all those who attended the event and provided raffle prizes.
“We had close to 200 riders which is a massive achievement for a club night and a lot of the other clubs got behind it,” he said.
“We sold heaps of raffle tickets and the canteen did really well as well, everyone had a good night.
“It’s a really good environment – a lot of people saw it as a good opportunity to get some practice on the track so everyone was down there to have a bit of fun and support the cause.”
All proceeds from the race nominations, raffle and canteen went directly to the Crombie family.
Club vice president Leon Daymon set up a live video on Facebook for the Crombies to view.
A fundraiser was also held at Collie BMX Club on Saturday, January 20.
Having come down from Geraldton, Richard Herron – parent to junior riders Richard (11), Payton (10), and Mason – said its was great to see all of the funds going to the Crombies.
Fellow parent Steve Wright said it was great seeing the large number of riders and spectators enjoying themselves and supporting the cause.
Cory was hospitalised last month after fracturing his spine in an accident on the track.
The 15-year-old received surgery in Princess Margaret Hospital to fuse four vertebrae together and place metal rods on his spine.
He recently began physiotherapy in PMH.
A GoFundMe page was set up to assist the Crombie Family and has since raised more than $4,505.
To make a donation or track Cory’s progress visit http://corycrombie.com/