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BMX Rider Injured; Community Raising Money To Help

The community is coming together to help a BMX rider pay for medical expenses after getting injured.

The 8-year-old lost his balance as the starting gate dropped and smashed his arm at the BMX track in Idaho Falls.

Jason Wall, the director of the said they are trying to find a way to put a safety latch on the gate, even though this was what he called a freak accident.

Bully Barns Shedds is donating an 8-by-8 shed to raffle off to raise money for Conner Swearingen’s medical bills.

“This young man welcomed my son into the BMX family, which is a wonderful wonderful family. It isn’t like other sporting competitions. These kids are out there to help each other, and that amazes me,” said Thane Hiatt, co-owner of Bully Barns Shedds.”

The raffle takes place August 21st during the BMX competitions.

If you want to buy tickets contact Bully Barn Shedds at 208-745-8188, Thane at 208-317-8306, Shane at 208-681-7219, Korrie at 208-569-6936, Jason W. 208-569-0461, or Jason O. at 208-520-0321.

You can also go to any Zion’s Bank from Pocatello to Rexburg and mention his name to donate money.

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