TEXAS GOVERNOR OPENS ESPN X GAMES 2015
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott got ESPN X Games Austin 2015 rolling on Thursday evening at the Moto X Step Up competition in downtown Austin.
Abbott said a few words to the crowd who had gathered to watch the competition, which had been set up in front of the Texas Capitol on the streets of downtown Austin.
“Tonight I kicked off the X Games in Austin. Texas is proud to host the event,” Abbott posted on Twitter afterward.
During the festivities, Circuit of The Americas chairman Bobby Epstein presented Abbott with an X Games Austin hat and commemorative skateboard deck that features the iconic “Austin” postcard mural.
The X Games continue Saturday and Sunday at Circuit of The Americas.
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