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Real Presents “Out of Sight” – Treasure Island DIY

Real Skateboards presents Out of Sight : Treasure Island DIY – a full length 43 minute documentary filmed over 2 years. We didn’t set out to make this film, it happened by chance… What started as a simple ‘How-To Build A Ledge’ video with our friend Josh Matlock ended with police cars and tickets, not unlike what usually happens to skateboarders daily… That bust lead to finding a new spot to build, away from prying eyes, on the semi-abandoned Treasure Island between Oakland and San Francisco. We kept the cameras rolling as it became clear the spot wasn’t getting demolished in the blink of an eye. It didn’t take long however for the city to find out about the spot, but the crew had a few more trick up their sleeves… See how this crew of renegade DIY builders took their ideas to City Hall and turned a desolate tennis court into an approved public skatepark.

We hope the film inspires the skateboarders in your area to unite together and build a DIY spot of their own. If there is already a DIY in your area it may light the fire under a new generation to get involved. Make it happen.

Mark Gonzales Protects His Noggin

YouTube Preview Image Mark Gonzales rolls around for a good time in his newly released Pro-tec Full Cut helmet in honor of its release.

Concrete Dinosaurs Part 1 – Romford Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageOur British skate pals at Sidewalk Magazine have recently posted up a momentuous feature on their site which highlights a special skate session upon England’s storied Romford Skatepark. Nearly 40 years old and still dedicating its rough and crusty surfaces to skaters from many generations, Romford continues to hold its weight in gnar and benchmarks. Raven Tershy, Rune Glifberg, Ben Hatchell and Sam Beckett recently convened upon this hallowed ground to have a session long to remember. Have a look!

Big Spring Skatepark Opens in Lewistown, Montana

YouTube Preview ImageHundreds of people attended the grand opening of the Big Spring Skatepark in Lewistown on Saturday. Together with Jeff Ament’s Montana Pool Service, Evergreen Skateparks and “Make It Happen Montana,” a non-profit group based out of Lewistown, Montana the Big Sky state has welcomed yet another destination skatepark within its expansive portfolio. Time to hit the road and get in on the good times.

Go Fund Me Effort: Leeside Needs your Help

Leeside_toutVancouver’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.

Tony Hawk Foundation to Make Concrete Change

THF Change 2015The Tony Hawk Foundation needs your help to “Make Concrete Change!” throughout June; THF is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.

By helping out, you have a chance to win Tony’s signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to their exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015.

Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds.

Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.

And please help us spread the word. E-mailing your co-workers, family, and friends directly about your fundraiser and the Make Concrete Change campaign will work 10 times as well as posting it on social media. Sharing it on social media can help raise awareness, but don’t rely on it to drive donations.

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, or for some reason can’t set up a fundraiser, please go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and donate.

Help the Tony Hawk Foundation to reach its goal of $50,000 for skatepark projects across the U.S. 100% of funds received will help construct skateparks in communities that need them most.

If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carly Whitton: carly@tonyhawkfoundation.org; or call 760-477-2479.

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