Stevensville, Montana’s forthcoming skatepark project is soon to move forward with construction by Evergreen Skateparks. However, as the groundbreaking begins in the coming weeks, the committee and its crew still need $70k to reach their goal. Drop by the Stevensville Skatepark Go Fund Me page to contribute.
For every dollar of donations they receive towards the sum of $5k, the Tony Hawk Foundation will match two dollars to each dollar. Make your contribution count!
Out in Montreal, the Empire Games “Wall Of Death” was truly a wild one! The concept was simple, whoever went the highest would be taking home the cash. It was Phil Dulude who was able to ride up the 8-foot transition and clear the 15ft marker and take home the victory along with $1000 cash, Justin Healey earned himself $300 coming in 2nd by clearing 14 ½ ft; Sam Lind & Cody Cormier tying for 3rd both making it over 14 ft, $100 each.
The Empire Games are Presented by Converse Cons in association with Volcom, Spitfire wheels, Polar skateboards, Exposé magazine and KingShit magazine.
Brixton and Independent Trucks have teamed up on a special project for Fall 2015. The Brixton & Independent “Friendly Union” collection includes a vintage workwear inspired denim jacket and a hooded knit top that was inspired by an original Independent team jersey from the early ’80s. A premium hooded sweatshirt, pocket tee, key clip, wallet, snapback and beanie are also offered. Each product features custom Brixton & Independent artwork and details. Have a look and order up!
Under the blazing sun and 90 degree temperatures in downtown Los Angeles, many of the world’s best professional skateboarders took to the Dew Tour’s street and streetstyle courses over the weekend. On Saturday, Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler nailed down impressive tricks in each of the sections of the street course to take home his second straight Dew Tour win. On Sunday morning Kelvin signed in as an alternate (Ishod Wair pulled out) and continued his momentum up the hill on Broadway Street, where he took the win over Trevor Colden who skillfully landed in second and Ryan Decenzo killed it to take third place earnings.
For complete results, photos and video recaps of all the action, drop by the Dew Tour site.
Skateboard Street Final Results
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Louie Lopez
3. Shane O’Neill
4. Tom Asta
5. Chris Joslin
6. Trevor Colden
Skateboard Streetstyle Final Results
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Trevor Colden
3. Ryan Decenzo
4. Louie Lopez
5. Milton Martinez
6. Ryan Sheckler
Dew Tour Los Angeles kicked off yesterday at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA with the Vert Finals competition. In his first of three runs, Jimmy Wilkins nailed down the highest points out of the gate and held onto first place through the duration of the event.
“I love LA, this city has a great skate scene so it’s perfect to have the Dew Tour here. I’m way stoked to have won, I like to just have a good time and let the skating progress itself,” said Wilkins of his first-ever Dew Tour win. “These are all my friends, so it’s awesome to travel and skate with them.”
The competition continues today with Street Final and the Streetstyle Final tomorrow. Check the Dew Tour LA schedule for event times and Live Stream info.
Skateboard Vert Final Results
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Mitchie Brusco
5. Paul-Luc Ronchetti
6. Sandro Dias
Full results right here.
Skateistan has recently been highlighted as one of 17 humanitarian activist organizations with compelling stories that will be featured in an upcoming United Nations’ social media campaign. The #ShareHumanity campaign calls on the young and connected to raise awareness surrounding some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
Alongside the U.N., Skateistan would like to urge its supporters to take the time to visit the website www.worldhumanitarianday.org and sign up to allow the World Humanitarian Day #ShareHumanity app to post the Skateistan story to their chosen social media feed for six hours starting Wednesday, August 18th.
Skateistan’s involvement in World Humanitarian Day has been featured in the Associated Press and The Washington Post.
Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, actor Ashley Judd, British business icon Richard Branson, and tennis star Maria Sharapova have already signed up. Please show your support for Skateistan and use your social media to share the importance of sport and education programs for vulnerable youth in Afghanistan, South Africa, and Cambodia.