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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.

Tampa Pro 2017 Day 2 Recap & Photos

Day 2 of Tampa Pro 2017 went off with the Pro Street Qualifiers; seeing ripping from Matt Berger, Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Ishod Wair, Nyjah Huston and more. Brazillian pop master Tiago Lemos and Aussie ripper Tommy Fynn put it down all day, qualifying first and second respectively, sending them directly to the finals the following day.

The Converse CONS Concrete Jam followed and carnage was brought forth from Charlie Blair, Cody Lockwood, Tom Remillard and more. After the concrete jam, Jenkem hosted a Best Trick Jam on their plexi glass party shack extension obstacle, complete with strobe lights, a fog machine, and ladies shaking their rear ends. It was a spectacle, alright. Cody Lockwood came through with a noseblunt both frontside and backside on the extension, earning himself a win in both the Jenkem Best Trick Contest AND the Converse Concrete Jam. Yeah, Cody! Stay tuned for a full video recap from the concrete jam.

Click the image of Chris Cole above to head to our facebook page to see the full photo album from day 2 of Tampa Pro.

Street League’s Brick City Battle Royale Today

SLS New Jersey 2016Seven Street League skaters (Shane O’Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Nyah Huston, Luan Oliveira, Ryan Decenzo, Tom Asta, and Cody McEntire) have each clinched spots in the upcoming 2016 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. This leaves only one spot in the top eight to be decided today in Newark, NJ.

SLS Pick Chris Joslin sits on the bubble for Super Crown qualification, but he’ll need to skate strong and remain consistent because he’s up against a handful of SLS veterans. Ishod Wair, Chris Cole, Sean Malto, and David Gonzalez are a few of the heavy hitters that are able to snag this eighth spot.

Keep in mind that there’s a handful of skaters that can take the top spot with a first place finish, earning them a Golden Ticket straight into the 2016 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship.

Tune into Street League’s webcast live and direct from Newark, New Jersey today to witness the action. The Prelim heats kick off at 1:25pm EST on streetleague.com, followed by the Final at 5:00pm live on Fox Sports1 (US) and streetleague.com (International).

Local SLS Broadcast Times
New York 1:25pm ET
Los Angeles 10:25am PST
Mexico City 12:25pm CDT
Sau Paulo 2:25pm BRT
Barcelona 7:25pm CEST
Moscow 8:25pm MSK

Street League Skateboarding Announces 2016 Tour Schedule

YouTube Preview ImageStreet League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced this year’s dates and locations of Pro contests in the SLS global qualification structure towards the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. As the official street skateboarding world championship series as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), the SLS qualifying contests and the SLS Nike SB World Tour are skateboarding’s most prestigious contests in professional competitive skateboarding.

For the second year in a row, SLS will include a Women’s Division as part of the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of World Champ. 2015 was a historical year as eight of the best skaters competed for the highest first-place prize in women’s street skateboarding with Brazilian Leticia Bufoni taking the first-ever female Championship.

International fans can watch each event of the 2016 SLS NikeSB World Tour webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com. Fans in the United States can watch SLS on FS1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Head over to the SLS site for the complete press release and more info.

SLS Season Dates and Venues
• March 5–6 Tampa Pro – Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
• May 21–22 SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
• July 2 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Olympic Park – Munich, Germany
• August 28 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ, USA
• October 2 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Galen Center at USC – Los Angeles, CA, USA

FS1 Telecast Schedule
SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Sunday, May 22 (9:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Saturday, July 2 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Sunday, August 28 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Sunday, October 2 (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET)

The Best of Street League 2015

YouTube Preview ImageThe crew at Street League has rounded up the best video footage from their 2015 NikeSB World Tour and have generated a stack of edits for you to enjoy. In your free time drop by the SLS YouTube channel and watch 2015 SLS Champ Luan Oliveira along with Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Paul Rodriguez, Evan Smith, Chris Cole, Cody McEntire, Matt Berger and Chaz Ortiz get down.

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