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S’klallam Tribe Skatepark Opens with Sheckler Foundation’s ‘Be The Change’ Initiative

YouTube Preview ImageLast Saturday the S’Klallam Tribe in Washington State, joined by pro skateboarders Ryan Sheckler and David Reyes, unveiled their new skatepark with a ceremony and tribal feast for hundreds of Native Americans. This is the first skatepark on the reservation, and it was made possible by the Sheckler Foundation’s first-ever “Be the Change” project. The youth of the S’Klallam Tribe submitted their cause for a new skatepark and received the most votes for their plans to build a much-needed skatepark and basketball court in their community.

Pro Skateboarder and Founder of the Sheckler Foundation, Ryan Sheckler says, “I am so blessed and stoked to skate alongside these kids and to be here for the grand opening of the skatepark. It’s unreal and rewarding to see how the community came together to ‘Be the Change’ and create a skatepark for the kids of the tribe.”

Top Four Finalists For “Be The Change” Initiative

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.

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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.

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