SKATE FOR A CAUSE Helped Raise Money for A.skate's Summer 2012 Tour for Children with Autism
The Sheckler Foundation’s, SKATE FOR A CAUSE event met the foundation’s goal of raising $57,000 to fund A.skate’s entire 10-stop Be the Change tour this summer, to benefit children on the Autism Spectrum. More than 30 top pro and am skateboarders with thousands of fans came out on Saturday, May 5, to raise money for the A.Skate charity. Between the fans, skateboarders and sponsors, SKATE FOR A CAUSE raised a grand total of $86,620. The total prize purse for the five skateboarding contests was $15,000, and most of the winners donated their prize money to benefit charity.
Watch a video that captures the skating that went down below>
Everyone from legendary pros like Sean Sheffey to up-and-coming AMs like Alex Midler skated in the Duracell SkaterCross. Daniel Vargas’ (pictured above) local knowledge of the course gave him an edge to win this contest, he’s been skating the etnies Skatepark since opening day and it showed.
The Sheckler Foundation’s SKATE FOR A CAUSE would like to give a warm thank you to all of the sponsors and skaters who made this event possible. The sponsors include: CCS, Casey’s Cupcakes, Chronic Tacos, Duracell, etnies, Fred Water, Ford, Independent Trucks, K1 Speed, Metagenics, New Era, Nixon, NMCA, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Rock N Bounce, Tilly’s, Skateboarder/Grind Media, Woodward, A.skate, Lemonade for Autism, Ocean Festival, Thrive, Us Too Gym and Autism Speaks U.
For additional info on SKATE FOR A CAUSE stay tuned to shecklerfoundation.org.
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 produces fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. The foundation’s ultimate goal is to empower our community to “Be the Change”!