Who says that skateboarders are not fit for society? Several people in fact. Over the decades, skateboarders have been portrayed in a very bad light. Just check out this DUDE. That was Natas! You can’t even see what trick he’s doing. I mean, how could this guy ever get sponsored when it’s impossible to understand his steez? And back in the 90′s, the only stories on skaters ever covered in the “LAMESTREAM MEDIA” involved some type of misdemeanor, felony, or murder. Of course with that kind of coverage, skateboarding would never get anywhere in society.
But somewhere in SoCal in the middle of bad news story after bad new story, a miracle came from heaven. That miracle had a name. It was Sheckler. Ryan Sheckler. Aside from his angelic EYES, he came down as a real life angel. Thanks to Ryan and the Sheckler Foundation’s 4th Annual Skate For a Cause event, the skateboard community was able to exec expectations by raising more than $100,000!!
Skateboard legends Jay Adams and Dave Hackett were among the many that competed in the skatepark’s Shark bowl, but it was Christian Hosoi that took home the GoPro Legends Bowl title this year. Greg Lutzka won the Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick contest again and Austen Seaholm landed more tricks in a row than anyone including a tre-flip to tail on the quarterpipe, and a Sal flip from the quarterpipe to the bank. Local Lake Forest Am Dylan Witkin beat quite a few pros to win the Fred Water SkaterCross event. Dylan backed that effort up by winning the Tilly’s Stairs, Hubbas and Rails Best Trick contest too.
Every skateboarder that won gave their winnings back to the Sheckler Foundation too. The money raised will go to building a skatepark on the Port Gamble S’klallam Reservation as a part of the “Be the Change” project.
The Sheckler Foundation would like to extend a big thanks to all of the skateboarders, sponsors, and event goers who came out to support the cause and “Be the Change” by raising these funds.