BENDIGO BMX icon Ash Slattery will be remembered this weekend at a jam at the McKern skate park, which will help carry on his legacy in the sport.
Slattery was well loved on the local sport scene and many people rallied around him during his battle with liver and colon cancer, before he passed away in December last year.
Friends and family have decided to honour his contribution to the development of the Eaglehawk skate park and local BMX community, with fundraising activities for cancer research and children's care at Bendigo Health.
Slattery's sister Nicole Pianto said the jam would start at noon on Saturday, with raffles and a barbecue. She said her brother was well remembered for encouraging young riders and always promoting the sport, especially through his shop Connections BMX.
"Every year Ash would have a jam for the shop's birthday," she said.
"It started out with these t-shirts and it got bigger and bigger. He did a lot. We wanted to hold the jam because it was something he was all about."
Ms Pianto said professional BMX riders would put on a display during the event and there would be food and entertainment.
"LRC hip hop will be playing, there will be prizes, food and drinks," she said.
"People have been really generous with their donations so far. One of the major prizes for the raffle will be a Hoffman Condor."
The jam will begin at 12pm on Saturday, February 5 at the McKern skate park, 16 Simpsons Rd, Eaglehawk and the raffles will be drawn at 2.30pm.
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