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Sheckler Foundation Reveals Line-Up For 8th Annual Skate For A Cause Event

YouTube Preview ImageThe Sheckler Foundation has announced its confirmed line-up of pro/am skateboarders, sponsors and charities for its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. The stacked line-up includes pros: Danny Way, Ryan Decenzo, Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Christian Hosoi, Matt Berger, Leticia Bufoni, Samarria Brevard, Chris Joslin, Tom Schaar and countless others.

Admission is free to enjoy this family-friendly skate jam and carnival for all ages. Skate For A Cause features games, prizes, food and five skate contests presented by the Sheckler Foundation’s generous sponsors.

Limited VIP tickets are available now which allow fans to hang out with the invited pros for a $50 donation at ShecklerFoundation.org. Donations will help fund the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative, benefiting injured action sports athletes and children in need.

Join the Sheckler Foundation for an action-packed day:
10:00 am – Gates Open to the public for the Carnival Village
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Legends Bowl Practice
11:30 am – 11:50 am – Adaptive Skate Kollective & WCMX Demo
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Be The Change Legends Bowl Contest
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Plan B SkaterCross Contest
2:45 pm – 3:10 pm – Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick Contest
3:15 pm – 3:40 pm – Oakley Tranny Best Trick Contest
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Tillys Stairs, Hubbas, Rails Best Trick Contest
4:30 pm – Awards
4:45 pm – SF Raffle Winners Announced at SF booth
5:00 pm – Carnival Ends

Confirmed sponsors for the 8th Annual Skate For A Cause include: Chronic Taco, Ethika, entries, Grizzly, Just Have Fun, Melin, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Roth Capital, Tech Deck, Tillys, UFC, and Woodward West

Past “Be the Change” recipients, finalists and local charities will join the Sheckler Foundation to spread awareness and educate attendees on initiating change within their communities. Charities include: Ashley Wade Foundation, A Skate, Nick’s Picks, SC Skatepark Coalition, TACA, Tilly’s Life Center, and Traveling Stories.

Skate for a Cause started in 2010 as a way for the Sheckler Foundation to raise resources and awareness to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation’s mission is to “Be the Change” and this year’s Skate for a Cause is raising resources to empower people to do just that. Through its “Be the Change” program, the Sheckler Foundation will provide several organizations and individuals with financial grants and additional support with the money and resources raised at Skate For A Cause.

For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation and its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause, follow @SheckFoundation on Twitter and stay connected with the foundation on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Lacey Baker on Nike SB

YouTube Preview ImageLacey Baker has been welcomed to the Nike SB team with these clips. Look for her ripping and repping around the planet in the years ahead.

King of the Road Season 2 Begins in June

YouTube Preview ImageThrasher’s original road trip from hell roars back to life on Viceland early this summer! Creature, enjoi and Deathwish push the tricks and torture to unheard of levels in what is seriously the gnarliest, weirdest and most ridiculous King of The Road they’ve ever done. The TV series starts June 8th, with always-free webisodes on the Thrasher site the following day. Check the carnage to come!

Mano A Mano 2017 – Final Four

It’s come down to the Final Four in Woodward Camps’ Mano A Mano 2017 mini ramp competition. Kick back and watch as Eric Winkowski goes up against Cody Lockwood and Sebo Walker battles Alex Sorgente. Who moves forward to the Finals?

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Dogtown X The Shrine Board Release

Josh Landau
Josh Landau of The Shrine has been family of Dogtown Skateboards since he was a kid hopping fences and draining pools with them. He started a rad band, Rabies, and shortly afterward formed The Shrine. Years later and a few tours around the globe, The Shrine has become a bonafide skate rock band and most likely they’ve torn through your town a few times.

The Shrine
The artwork on the The Shrine’s album “Bless Off” was influenced by the Dogtown graphic, “Born Again” drawn by Ric Clayton back in 1985. Jim Muir teamed up with Josh Landau, took the classic shape of the Born Again deck and made a modern version of it and melded this classic deck graphic with the band’s album cover.

The Dogtown X The Shrine deck release party takes place this Thursday evening, April 27th in Los Angeles at Black.

These decks will also become available at your local shop or online at Dogtownskateboards.com beginning Saturday, April 29th.