ESPN will team up with some of the world's best action sports athletes to support tsunami relief efforts with the inaugural Thailand X Games Cup in Bangkok, March 24-27.
The event, which will take place at Huamak Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, will feature demonstrations by several former and current X Games champions, including aggressive inline skaters the Yasutoko Brothers from Japan and Fabiola da Silva from Brazil; BMX riders Mat Hoffman, Jamie Bestwick, and Kevin Robinson; and skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Sandro Diaz, among others.
To help raise awareness of the devastation caused by the tsunami and to support relief efforts in Thailand, ESPN Inc., ESPN STAR Sports, and the athletes are joining together to donate a portion of the proceeds from the event. All contributions, including a portion of the athletes' appearance fees, will go towards the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation, which comes under the patronage of Thailand's Royal Family. The Foundation's beneficiaries include children who were orphaned in the wake of the tsunami tragedy.