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Stillwater Celebrates Independence Day with Three-Day Boomer Blast
By Tourism Industry Partner
(STILLWATER, OKLA. / June 7, 2011) — Fourth of July means sun, fun and fireworks! And this year, it'll take three-days to do it all.
Boomer Blast Weekend kicks off Saturday, July 2 with the Oklahoma Wake Series' wakeboard and wakeskate competitions. The competition wil continue on Sunday, July 3, ending with Boomer Blast fireworks show at dusk. On the morning of Monday, July 4, the City of Stillwater will host the 14th Annual Boomer Blast Family Fishing Tournament.
'This is an awesome weekend for the family,' said Amy Jo Frazier, City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation. 'In addition to seeing tricks, flips and wipeouts, we'll have your favorite fair food, live entertainment, an exciting children’s area including inflatables, train and pony rides, the always popular face painting, games on the hour and lots of fun.'
Boomer Blast will take place at Boomer Lake Park, at Washington Street and Lakeview Road, Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4. Most activities, including equipment and food vendors, will be located on the west side of the lake.
On Saturday and Sunday, the wake board tournament registration will begin at 9 a.m. and most activities will begin around 11 a.m. Saturday at dusk, the City of Stillwater will be presenting a free outdoor movie for the family near the playground area on the west side of the lake.
Boomer Blast fireworks is Sunday at dusk, and the fishing tournament registration will begin Monday at 6 a.m. and competition begins at 7 a.m.
The three-day event is free of charge; however, there will be a one-time $5 charge collected by the Oklahoma Wake Series for parking during the day on Saturday and Sunday.
Free parking for the fireworks show is available starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Donations will be accepted at the parking lot entrances when entering for the fireworks show on Sunday evening. Those funds will be used by the City of Stillwater to support the 2012 event.
Boomer Blast Fireworks Show
On Sunday, July 3 at dusk, the City of Stillwater will present its annual Boomer Blast Fireworks Show. Everyone may listen to music choreographed and broadcast on Stillwater Radio's KSPI 93.7 fm.
The show will start when the winner of the 2011 Detonator Contest pushes the button on the detonator box.
For more information about the City of Stillwater Boomer Blast, contact Frazier at (405) 747-8070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Frazier, 'For every $25 donated, you'll be entered into the Detonator contest. If you donate $100 you get entered four times. On June 30, we will draw one name out of the hat and that lucky winner will have the honor of detonating the fireworks! And the winner will also receive a 'Pyro Crew' t-shirt.'
She said residents may also drop off donations at 315 East 9th Ave. Donations may be made on the City of Stillwater Park & Recreation's Facebook page.
The Stillwater Conventions & Visitors Bureau and the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce are stronger supporters of Boomer Blast and are helping make this year’s fireworks possible with their generous support.
Oklahoma Wake Series
More than 250 athletes — including members of the OSU and UCO wakeboard teams — will compete to rack-up points to win the state champion award.
Wakeboarding, for those unfamiliar with this extreme sport, is similar to snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing, only the participant is being towed a motorboat.
'It came about as a way to surf when there weren't any waves. It's about fun, being with friends and enjoying the water,' Frazier said.
Boats used during Boomer Blast are from Tige's Towboats from H2O Sports Unlimited in Stillwater.
'The competition is open to anyone who wants to compete or wants to try it out; you just have to register in the morning and have a wakeboard,' Frazier said. Registration is $25 per participant per day.
Divisions include all levels of skill, from the 13 and under level to amateur-professionals, with great prizes from the event sponsors.
'To help you catch the wakeboarding bug, we will have demonstrations and vendors with the latest boat and sports gear to get you started,' she added.
It's not just the boarders who'll win stuff. There will be giveaways for spectators from Kicker, O’Neill, Reef, Dragon, No Fear/So Cal, Oakley, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, and Sun and Ski Sports.
Red Bull, Kicker and Oakley are major sponsors of the Oklahoma Wake Series. There will be free Red Bull at the Red Bull VIP tent during the event. Kicker and Oakley are donating all of the wake board tournament awards.
Event sponsors include H2O Water Sports with Tige Boats, Sun and Ski Sports, Liquid Force, Hyperlite, Oakley, Reef, Dragon, Helium Vest’s, Shaka Laka Sun Protection, Pro Tech Helmets, No Fear/So Cal and Stillwater Radio.
Oklahoma Wake Series State Coordinator Chad Carter said, 'We're excited to be at Boomer Lake in Stillwater for Boomer Blast. Our partnership with the City of Stillwater is going to make this event ‘off the charts.' The entire event will be fun and the competition intense. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us grow the sport of Wakeboarding and Wake Skating.'
Oklahoma Wake Series is an organization that hosts amateur Wakeboard, and Wake Skate tournaments. For more information, visit Oklahoma Wake Series online at www.oklahomawakeseries.com.
Boomer Blast Weekend
Boomer Lake Park (Washington St. and Lakeview Rd.) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. All activities take place on the west side of the park.
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