Skateboarder Nate Viands was diagnosed with Leukemia a few months before his 4th birthday.
Nate couldn’t play normal sports with other kids because of the shared germs that could be life threatening to his weakened immune system. His dad Scott, who had grown up skating in Philly, but had been off the board for over a decade, thought he could use skateboarding as a way for them both to take their minds off the rigorous cancer treatments. A quick trip to Exit Skateshop and Nate has been skating relentlessly ever since…
Backed by years of friendship and support, the Real Skateboards crew flew Nate and his dad out to SF to surprise him with a new Actions REALized board to raise money for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Needless to say he skated non-stop the entire time.
Learn more about Nate’s story along with all the footage and photos from his trip to SF on actionsrealized.com.
The Roll For Rob 3rd Edition decks just went live on the Actions REALized site along with the video from the trip to Providence for the 3rd Annual Roll For Rob event with Ramondetta, Chima, Jake Donnelly & Zion Wright.
Thank you to all the east coast skaters for making last weekend’s Roll for Rob event the biggest one yet. The support for Rob has been truly incredible. Check out the video from Providence with Ramondetta, Chima, Jake & Zion and get Rob’s 3rd edition Actions REALized deck to help support Rob and his family through his treatment for ALS, available now in select shops and ActionsREALized.com
The 3rd Annual Roll For Rob benefit event takes place in Providence, RI this Sunday, July 24th. Come out and skate with Real Skateboards’ team riders Peter Ramondetta, Jake Donnelly, Zion Wright and many more to help support Rob Pontes, a fellow skater and his family through his ongoing treatment for ALS.
Real Skateboards just released a new Actions REALized project with Steve Olson and his “Let the People Paint” program. A portion of the proceeds from these Steve Olson – Actions REALized decks will go to the “Let The People Paint” program to help youth and developmentally disabled adults experience the feeling of painting and creating art.
Available now at actionsrealized.com/
On August 15th, skaters and friends met up at Northampton Skatepark in Massachusetts for the second “Roll For Rob” event in support of Rob Pontes who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Real Skateboards has released a 2nd Edition Actions REALized deck to coincide with the event and has also produced this recap video featuring Justin Brock, Jake Ruiz, Willy Lara, Brandon Westgate, Justin Figueroa, Levi Brown, and more.
In a continued effort to support Rob Pontes and his family through his treatment for ALS. Real Skateboards and East Coast shops are hosting the 2nd Roll For Rob Skate Benefit this Saturday, August 15th in Northampton, MA from noon to 7PM at the Northampton skatepark.
Come out and skate with Justin Brock, Jake Ruiz and many more to help a fellow skater in need. There will be a crash up derby, prizes, giveaways and a demo.
Please visit Actions Realized for more info and ways to help Rob Pontes.