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Oakley and SOS present ‘The Community Project’

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BEAVER CREEK – Oakley and the Snowboard Outreach Society announce the Vail Valley premiere of “The Community Project,” a super 16 mm and 35 mm snowboarding film. Rather than the typical video format where each rider works towards an individual segment, this film is a group effort based around different locations and the lifestyle of snowboarding. “The Community Project” takes the viewer on an action-packed adventure through many of the world’s best locations: New Zealand, Japan, Aspen, British Columbia, Jackson Hole, Norway, Alaska and Whistler/Blackcomb to name a few.Oakley and 1242 Productions teamed up with Travis Rice and other athletes that showcase the strength and creativity of Oakley’s snowboarding team and gives a fresh vision to the snowboarding community.”I’ve been embraced by a community of the most creative and inspired people I’ve ever met,” Rice said. “With the complete support of these friends and a dream team of experienced and motivated cinematographers, editors and producers it is our vision to create a timeless film founded upon the reason we love to ride … snowboarding will remain.”The film features Rice, JJ Thomas, Zach Leach, Tyler Lepore, Terje Haakonsen, Bryan Iguchi, Andy Finch, Kyle Clancy, Eero Ettala and Shaun White, and ntroduces up and coming riders such as Colin Langlois, Sammy Luebke, Pat Moore and others. The production team includes Rich Goodwin, a veteran cinematographer with more than nine years experience in snowboard filmmaking, editor and cinematographer Curt Morgan and Circe Wallace and Travis Rice serving as producers. Additional production management features Matt Goodman, a retired pro and filmmaker and Matty Swanson of Oakley sports marketing. This film is executive produced by 1242 Productions and Pat McIlvain along with Rice. This film is supported primarily by Oakley and Red Bull. The Vail Valley premiere will take place Monday at 7 p.m. in the Vilar Center. The show in Beaver Creek is the second stop on the Colorado premiere of the film. Oakley athletes Rice, Thomas, Leach and Bleiler will attend the event. All pro-riders will be available at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Vilar Center for an autograph session. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person. All proceeds from the event benefit the Snowboard Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization that serves at risk youth.Following the film, there is a Redbull after-party at Ray’s in Edwards. The music starts at 9 p.m., and there will be drink specials throughout the evening. Silver screen snowboarding”The Community Project”7 p.m. MondayVilar Center for the ArtsTickets cost $5All proceeds benefit the Snowboard Outreach SocietyAfter-party is at Ray’s in Edwards at 9 p.m.Vail, Colorado

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