Trivia night to support Curtis
STILL more than $4000 from her boarding pass target, Grafton’s BMX world title hopeful Jess Curtis is inching her way there one dollar at a time.
The 19-year-old qualified for the World BMX Titles in South Africa in July but her wheels have hit a stumbling block in the form of plane ticket costs.
Curtis has tried to raise $5000 to cover expenses, and with help from local businesses has mustered $700.
Her big aim is to raise much more of the money needed at her April 9 trivia night at Walkers Marina, South Grafton.
The night kicks off at 7.30pm and costs $10 per head.
But Curtis needs a lot of help if she is to cover her flight costs.
She has been forced to drop off flyers at local businesses to gather sponsors but knows ‘it could be better’.
“We have got quite a few (sponsors) but most of them are donating prizes for the trivia night,” she said.
“I’m happy with what I have got because you think ‘I have $700’.
“But it’s still that thing that I think ‘I need more’.”
Curtis took part in the Casino BMX Open Day last weekend and is eyeing the Australian Titles on April 20.
The World Titles will be held in Pietermaritzburg from July 27 to August 1 with Curtis to compete in the girls’ 19-24 age category.
The trip, if she makes it, will be just Curtis’ second overseas venture.
Jess Curtis trivia night
Trivia night to raise funds for BMX World Titles in South Africa
April 9 at 7.30pm
Walkers Marina, South Grafton