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Gary D. BMX Jam to Raise Money For Family, Foundation

Fundraiser will be held at noon on Saturday.

It has been almost a year since Banned BMX rider Gary Dimartine, a 2005 Absegami High School graduate from Galloway Township, was .

In February, hundreds of Dimartine's friends and family members gathered at The Boneyard in Atlantic City for a and to the Gary D. Foundation, which was started by Dimartine's mother, Yvonne DiCarlo.

This Saturday, Aug. 18, another fundraiser for Dimartine's family will be held. The event will feature a "Ramp-A-Tron," which, according to the Facebook event page, is an "8-ft. tall quarter pipe." There will also be a new "3-Box Jump," built in honor of Dimartine.

The event starts at 12 p.m. and will be held at 334 Old River Road in Mays Landing. Donations are expected.

Three bands are slated to play at the event: Static Brothers, a "Dronetrip-hop" group from Philadelphia, No Comply, a punk band from Absecon, and punk band HardDads from Baltimore, MD.

An after party for the event will be held at The Boneyard in Atlantic City, featuring what friends of Dimartine's called one of his favorite bands, Misery Index, where a donation bin will be available and Dimartine t-shirts and stickers will be sold, with all proceeds going to the Gary D. Foundation.

The foundation will provide money for local boys and girls to attend Camp Woodward, a camp for "action sports" based in Woodward, Pennsylvania.

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