Downtown Boise will be bustling with activity this weekend, due to events like the Boise State football game on Friday, Sept. 22, and St. Luke’s FitOne race on Saturday, Sept. 23, attracting the crowds.
Here’s a couple more events to add to the frenzy.
Fall into Fort takes over Fort Boise Skatepark, 155 E. Garrison Road, Boise, on Saturday, Sept. 23.
The skateboarding competition, organized by River Sober Living, a recovery resource for those struggling with addiction and alcoholism, and board specialty shop The Boardroom, starts at 1 p.m. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon.
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The community event also has tunes provided by the Boise Hive, food trucks, local artists and vendors.
If you’re feeling feisty, suit up for sumo wrestling and put the smackdown on your opponent.
Recovery-oriented exhibitors will also be on-site to share information with anyone who is interested.
“This event involves many high impact nonprofit organizations: Boise Bicycle Project, The Boise Hive, Phoenix Multi-Sport, Ignite 208, Create Common Good, Radio Boise, Genesis Community Health and the Peer Wellness Center,” explains Brandt Gibson, founder and director of River Sober Living. “This is an awesome community event that appeals to the general public, not just those in recovery.”
Free to attend. For more information, search Fall into Fort on Facebook or call River Sober Living at 208-576-9527.
Harness the courage and rappel 270 feet for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity
Calling all you daredevils, thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies!
There’s an opportunity to rappel down 20 stories from the rooftop of the U.S. Bank building. Are you game?
Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding it’s second annual aptly-named Over the Edge fundraiser at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the U.S. Bank building, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will help build decent affordable housing right here in the Treasure Valley.
Only 75 spots are available. Last year’s event filled a few last-minute spots on the day of, so there is always a chance.
And if heights aren’t your thing, you can still show up, watch the action and even donate.
For more details and to register, go to hfhboise.org.
Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451