Welcome!

News Feed Item

Skateboard Community Raised $93K at Skate for a Cause to Fund Future Be the Change Projects

More Than 50 Elite Skateboarders, Sponsors and 2,000 Fans Joined Ryan to Make the Sheckler Foundation's Event the Best Yet

LAKE FOREST, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/14 -- 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.

For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation (http://www.shecklerfoundation.org), follow on facebook.com/shecklerfoundation, LinkedIn, @SheckFoundation on Twitter and @ShecklerFoundation on Instagram.

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!"

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Press Contacts:
Ashton Maxfield
Master Plan Communications
949.289.6493
[email protected]

Deborah Choi
Master Plan Communications
714.310.9651
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Global Network has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The IoT Global Network is a platform where you can connect with industry experts and network across the IoT community to build the successful IoT business of the future.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
When applications are hosted on servers, they produce immense quantities of logging data. Quality engineers should verify that apps are producing log data that is existent, correct, consumable, and complete. Otherwise, apps in production are not easily monitored, have issues that are difficult to detect, and cannot be corrected quickly. Tom Chavez presents the four steps that quality engineers should include in every test plan for apps that produce log output or other machine data. Learn the ste...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Enterprises are universally struggling to understand where the new tools and methodologies of DevOps fit into their organizations, and are universally making the same mistakes. These mistakes are not unavoidable, and in fact, avoiding them gifts an organization with sustained competitive advantage, just like it did for Japanese Manufacturing Post WWII.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
Machine learning provides predictive models which a business can apply in countless ways to better understand its customers and operations. Since machine learning was first developed with flat, tabular data in mind, it is still not widely understood: when does it make sense to use graph databases and machine learning in combination? This talk tackles the question from two ends: classifying predictive analytics methods and assessing graph database attributes. It also examines the ongoing lifecycl...
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Digital transformation has increased the pace of business creating a productivity divide between the technology haves and have nots. Managing financial information on spreadsheets and piecing together insight from numerous disconnected systems is no longer an option. Rapid market changes and aggressive competition are motivating business leaders to reevaluate legacy technology investments in search of modern technologies to achieve greater agility, reduced costs and organizational efficiencies. ...