Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The BMX professional urged East Providence residents, for instance, to unite to save the city's middle school sports programs as part of his K-Rob Foundation endeavors.
Kevin Robinson is well-known in East Providence for his X Games gold-medal winning skill on a BMX bike. But he has become just as recognizable for his charitable endeavors through the K-Rob Foundation. Robinson's moniker is K-Rob. He and his wife, Robin, are both East Providence natives and attended the city's public schools. They moved to Barrington to raise a young family. But when they heard their hometown's athletic programs in the middle schools were on the chopping block last year, for example, they didn't sit back and watch. "I don't think [the budget commission] is thinking of the repercussions...You can't keep taking away from kids who don't have a voice," Robinson said. He added that he thinks property values will dip as the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The festival organizer exhibited his martial arts skills - and a bit of steely resolve - with students of Lovett's Taekwon-Do Center.
K-Rob knows how to take a hit. The BMX star, and organizer of the K-Rob Family Fun Festival, got a round of cheers after a fellow member of Lovett's Taekwon-Do Center used a sledgehammer to break a stack of cement blocks propped on his stomach. To see the feat, click on the attached video!
Monday, May 21, 2012
K-Rob and a team of BMX riders shocked an audience with their aerial tricks.
A team of gravity-defying BMX riders kept audience members on their toes as they took jumps off verts during the K-Rob Family Fun Festival held on Sunday, May 20, at Crescent Park. Veteran BMX-pro and festival organizer Kevin Robinson, known by his moniker K-Rob, was one of the fan favorites. Other BMXers as young as 15 and hailed from New Hampshire, Providence, R.I., and other areas. N.F.L. professionals including Jamie Silva and Tedy Bruschi were seen among the crowd.
Hundreds of people enjoyed BMX demos, football combines run by N.F.L. stars, rock climbing walls and food from local vendors.
The parks along Bullocks Point Avenue were turned into a colorful playground for adults and kids alike this Sunday, May 20, during the second-annual K-Rob Family Fun Festival. Did you miss the action on Sunday? Scroll through photos taken throughout the day. Got some shots of your own? Add them to the collection!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Those who go to the festival are asked to wear #55 in memory of Junior Seau, the former San Diego Chargers player who died from a gunshot.
Going to this Sunday's K-Rob Family Fun Festival? Don't forget to wear #55. This year, the second-annual event is being dedicated to Junior Seau, the former N.F.L. player found dead by gunshot in his California home in early May. Medical examiners ruled the death as suicide. Foundation members are also giving away the first annual "Junior Seau Award of Excellence." "It'll be given to an individual that has gone above and beyond to help the community," writes professional BMX rider Kevin Robinson (K-Rob). Members are asking festival go-ers to wear his jersey number on Sunday. East Providence Patch will be running a booth at the event. Come say hello if you see us!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Local kids and their families can win a week of fun at the BMX/skateboard camp in Pennsylvania.
Local children are invited to enter a contest to win a week at Camp Woodward with East Providence native and BMX legend Kevin Robinson (K-Rob). During a week in June, Target will host a cabin full of campers at the BMX/skateboard mecca of summer camps in Woodward, Pennsylvania, according to a press release. K-Rob will be their guest counselor and all of the kids will have full access to ride in the parks, ramps and Target Plaza. They’ll also be able to enjoy a variety of Woodward activities, from the go-karts and swimming pool, to paintball and the ropes course. To enter, kids can write a 300-word or less letter to K-Rob explaining why they deserve to go to Camp Woodward. The lucky winners will be announced at the K-Rob Family Fun Festival…