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News Update: June 9, 2004

Target Stores To Dedicate ESPN X Games IX Vert Ramp To TheMagdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas, Calif.

Shaun White and Mat Hoffman to host Encinitas skate park grand reopening and media day with top Southern California pro athletes

What:Target Stores will dedicate the ESPN X Games IX Vert Ramp to the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in a special ceremony. In a joint effort, ESPN donated the ramp and surfacing while Target covered the cost of construction to provide a top notch ramp to the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA during its recent remodeling in order to preserve vert riding for future generations.

Who: Target-sponsored snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White and BMX Rider Mat Hoffman will host the daylong activities in Encinitas, including a dedication ceremony, silent auction and pro demo, followed by an open skate session for YMCA members. This event is free and open to the public.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
200 Saxony Road
Encinitas, Calif. 92024

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Noon Media Check-in and Interviews
1:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremony
1:15p.m. Silent Auction Announced
1:30 ?2:15 p.m. Pro Demo Begins
2:30-3:00 p.m. Autograph Signing
3:00-5:00 p.m. Open Skate Session for YMCA Members
4:30 p.m. Auction concludes
5:00 p.m. Event concludes

About Target Stores
Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,249 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today(C)Os best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
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