This week’s featured site, Concrete Jungle Foundation, is a non-profit based in Trujillo, Peru whose main mission is to provide a high-quality skate park facility for the youth that becomes a means of improving self-esteem, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and that builds positive relationships and a sense of community, all through the activity of skateboarding.
Vancouver’s DIY skatepark Leeside has been in the process of a rebuilding effort over the past months and to help cover the cost of materials, a funding effort has been set up online. To date, the volunteer group is a little over halfway in reaching their funding goal of $15k. Please visit the Leeside Go Fund Me page and learn a bit of history with this important piece of skateable real estate which was coined by fallen skater Lee Matasi. Your donation big or small is appreciated and a great step towards completing this effort. Thank you skateboarding.
Deluxe Distribution sends out a huge “Thank You” to all the skate shops and skaters for being a part of #THEBUILDPROJECT. It started back in July with 250 + shops worldwide, and now continues to grow with the support of skaters within all regions on the planet building DIY spots in their local communities. To all who are a part of this movement, “Thank You!” Indeed, skateboarders can do anything they want.
In this fourth episode Ed discusses the depths of a dark era for skateboarding, with his financial problems, feuds and becoming an unsponsored professional. But Ed’s creative spark endured he put together the a scrappy company called Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company. As the months and years and assorted Toy Machine team riders rolled on, Jamie Thomas nailed the production with “Welcome to Hell”, the video that would cement Ed and Toy Machine’s legacy. Tune in.