It’s summer time…are you excited?

X Games T-Shirt PhotoIt’s official. Summer is here. Today is the summer solstice, tomorrow marks the first official day of summer. But more importantly, a week from today marks the kick-off to the 2012 Summer X Games.

Next Wednesday night, the X Games will have their kick-off party to benefit The V Foundation and the STAPLES Center Foundation. The event, presented by Time Warner Cable, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Los Angeles’ Regal Cinema. There will be a silent auction and fans will have the opportunity to meet different X Games athletes including the host, X Games gold medalist and BMX legend, Mat Hoffman.

Hoffman is one of the six X Games athletes that have decided to become spokespeople for The V Foundation. The other athletes that have chosen to be spokespeople are Ryan Nyquist, Gretchen Bleiler, Tucker Hibbert, Tricia Byrnes and Jen Hudak. You might have remembered seeing some of their quotes about their support early this year but over the next week, we will be re-posting them.

We are so excited to continue working with all the athletes this year and we can’t wait for the kick-off next week. Maybe a little summer vacation in Los Angeles? Who is up for the trip?


Photo from X Games Facebook.