The Sheckler Foundation presents the top four finalists for its ninth “Be the Change” initiative, designed to help children, organizations and individuals in need. The top four finalists include: Adventure Club, Next Up Foundation, Nick’s Picks and Traveling Stories. The finalist with the most votes by tomorrow’s deadline – Tuesday, February 7, 2017 will receive support and a $10,000 financial grant from the Sheckler Foundation to help make its vision a reality. Watch the videos and cast your vote!
Be The Change
Last Saturday, more than two thousand supporters joined The Sheckler Foundation, its sponsors and skateboarders for Skate For A Cause at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. The event raised enough money to fund eight more “Be the Change” grants to help kids in need and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation’s latest “Be the Change” recipient, Carter was the guest of honor throughout the day, where he received a check for $10,000, recognition and gifts from former “Be the Change” recipients, The Ashley Wade Foundation and Peach’s Neet Feet. View the video above to witness the highlights of all the skateboarding that went down.
The event kicked off at 10:00 a.m. as people swarmed to sign in and participate in the event’s festivities. Before the skateboarding contests kicked-off, we were blessed to host a demo by WCMX (Wheel Chair Moto Cross) and Adaptive Action Sports athletes who put on an incredible show! Professional skateboarders ranging from Fabrizio Santos, Kevin Romar, Greg Lutzka, Manny Santiago, Ryan Decenzo, Matt Berger, Sean Sheffey, Eddie Elguera, Eddie Reatretegui and Tom Schaar joined the amateur skateboarders like Chris Joslin, David Reyes and Alex Midler among dozens of others to compete against and rally for each other.
The Sheckler Foundation would like to give a warm thank you to all of its supporters – from the skateboarders and sponsors and to all the individuals who came out and showed their support at the 6th Annual Skate for a Cause.
The Sheckler Foundation, its sponsors and pro skateboarders will come together for the 5th annual Skate for a Cause, presented by etnies this Saturday, May 3rd. Held at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, the Cinco De Mayo weekend event will help raise funds for the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative to help injured action sports athletes and children in need.
Some of the skaters invited include: Chris Cole, Cairo Foster, Christian Hosoi, Fabrizio Santos, Felipe Gustavo, Greg Lutzka, Leticia Bufoni, Louie Lopez, Julian Davidson, Manny Santiago, Nick Garcia, Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Torey Pudwill and many more. These pro skateboarders have been invited to skate the park alongside Ryan Sheckler and compete in contests for cash prizes.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a $50 donation on the foundation’s site at ShecklerFoundation.org. VIP tickets allow access inside the skatepark; offering up front access to hang out with pro skateboarders and watch them compete against each other. Skateboarding can definitely generate goodwill for those less fortunate.
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The Sheckler Foundation has announced its top four finalists within the 2014 “Be the Change” initiative. Ryan Sheckler’s “Be the Change” initiative was created to help injured action sports athletes and kids in need. From the submissions made to “Be the Change,” four lucky finalists have been chosen and placed on the Sheckler Foundation’s site to raise greater awareness for their individual causes. The finalist that receives the most votes by Monday, March 17, 2014 will receive support from the Sheckler Foundation, which includes funding up to $10,000 to make their project a reality.
From left-to-right, top-to-bottom: Peach’s Neet Feet; Complete the “On the Grind” Documentary; To Autism with Love (TAWL) and Equipment for “Skate Club” for Kids
Professional Skateboarder and Sheckler Foundation Founder, Ryan Sheckler says, “We had numerous entries and it was hard to narrow down the finalists, but we believe these were the most compelling and can help change or inspire the lives of so many people. We hope you can help make an impact with these guys by voting for the cause you’d like to see ‘Be the Change’.”
Here are the top four finalists and links to watch the causes:
To Autism with Love (TAWL) – Providing care packages for less fortunate families who have children on the autism spectrum.
Complete the “On the Grind” Documentary – A powerful documentary in bringing light to skaters who use skateboarding to elevate themselves from poverty.
Equipment for “Skate Club” for Kids – “Skate Club” of the Boys & Girls Club in Sheboygan, WI are working to raise funds to grant kids skateboarding gear.
Peach’s Neet Feet – Custom hand-painted shoes are made for kids fighting through serious illnesses.
Having helped numerous different causes and individuals over the years, the Sheckler Foundation is on a mission to empower people to “Be the Change.” To view the videos online, learn more about each of the finalists and for additional information, visit shecklerfoundation.org. Voting ends on Monday, March 17, 2014 and the winner will be announced on the following day, March 18, 2014.