Staunton Hosts Regional Teen Event: Operation 'B' Sting

Skateboard, BMX Bike and Battle of the Bands Competition

STAUNTON, VA (07/11/2011)(readMedia)-- The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department along with The Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth hosts Operation 'B' Sting. This event is a Teen Skate Competition combined with a Battle of the Bands Competition. These teen programs used to be two separate events held in different localities, but the two departments collaborated to combine them into one super regional teen festivity. A new addition this year is the BMX Bike competition which will take place at the end of the evening. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Operation 'B' Sting will be held on Saturday, July 23 at the Action Skate Park in Gypsy Hill Park. Skate and Bike Registration at 3pm, Event begins at 4pm.

Skate and BMX Bike Competition

Registration begins at 3pm and the Competition begins at 4pm

Skaters can enter in Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels, there is also an 18+ category for older & more experienced skaters.

Bikers can enter into the BMX competition, which will also be split up according to skill level.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes in each skill level include Skate Decks, Trucks, Wheels, T-shirts and lots of awesome giveaways.

Prizes are from Escape Skate Shop, whom will be there with merchandise for show and sell to promote their downtown store. The owners of Escape Skate Shop Daniel Hester and Nic Wood assisted in generating the new Action Skate Park Design for the Parks & Recreation Department.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is coordinated by the OOY and they will have 4 teen bands playing that Saturday. So far confirmed are:

"The Evidence of" and "Mammoth"

If interested in competing in the Battle of the Bands, please call the Staunton Office on Youth at (540) 332-3806.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place and will be provided by: The Sound, LLC in Charlottesville, The Musician's Source in Fishersville, and Cheyenne Kody Photography and Design.

Special thanks to businessman REO Hatfield of Waynesboro for the use of his pristine stage for the Battle of the Bands competition. Also Not Now Music will be providing sound for the event.

For more information contact Claire Anderson at