Skateboard Community Raised $93K at Skate for a Cause to Fund Future Be the Change Projects
May 4, 2014 - Lake Forest, CA
Yesterday, 50 pro and am skateboarders, a dozen sponsors and more than 2,000 fans joined Ryan Sheckler in Lake Forest for the Sheckler Foundation's Skate for a Cause event, presented by etnies. Skateboarders in attendance included: Jamie Thomas, Sean Malto, Chris Cole, Tyler Bledsoe, Christian Hosoi, Manny Santiago, Fabrizio Santos, Greg Lutzka, Ryan DeCenzo, Alex Midler and many more. The generous donations from everyone involved totaled $93,000 and will fund future "Be the Change" projects to help injured action sports athletes and children in need.
Christian Hosoi and Sergie Ventura were neck-and-neck in the GoPro Legends Bowl Contest, but when the dust settled Sergie came out on top.
Daniel Vargas races Ryan Sheckler in the Volcom SkaterCross. This is the second time he won the event and he donated his $3,000 check to the Sheckler Foundation again.
etnies Flow Rider Jamie Tancowny was hyped to win the Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick Contest!
Dave Bachinsky dominated the CCS Tranny Best Trick Contest and won it with a half cab heelflip disaster revert.
Chris Joslin's big flip down the stairs won him $3,000 in the Tilly's Stairs, Hubbas and Rails Best Trick Contest.
Peach's Neet Feet is the latest "Be the Change" winner, and they were provided with $10,000 in funding and support from the Sheckler Foundation. Peach's Neet Feet donates custom, hand-painted shoes to touch the lives of children living with serious, lifelong disabilities/illnesses. Each pair of shoes, embedded with artwork, is tailored and custom-made to have significant meaning to the child.
Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation would like to thank all the skateboarders and attendees that came out to make the 5th Skate for a Cause the best one yet! The Foundation would also like to give a warm thank you to all of these generous sponsors for their continued support: Brown United, CCS, Chronic Tacos, Diamond Supply Co., Direct Edge Media, etnies, Ford, Fred Water, GoPro, Grizzly Griptape, Nixon, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Tech Deck, Tilly's, Transworld, UFC and Volcom.
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About the Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, the Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, the Sheckler Foundation will produce fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community to "Be the Change!"