Sheckler Foundation Sparks Community to Be the Change at Its 6th Annual Skate for a Cause
Pro Skateboarder and Sheckler Foundation's co-founder, Ryan Sheckler said, "It's such a blessing to have our supporters join us here at Skate for a Cause today. Our supporters help make it all possible, they enable us to give to those like Carter and continue to help more kids and injured action sports athletes."
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.
Carter is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from Asperger Syndrome and a rare form of debilitating Eczema. He is the Sheckler Foundation's latest "Be the Change" recipient who has received widespread support from the skateboarding community. At this year's Skate for a Cause, he received a $10,000 financial grant that will go towards his treatments. Prior to becoming the latest "Be the Change" recipient, Carter was touched by a fellow nominee, Taylor's Journey with a Traumatic Brain Injury. He had decided if he were given the $10,000 grant, he would split half of the grant with Taylor. Carter's generosity sparked a series of past "Be the Change" recipients to pay it forward. Peach's Neet Feet and The Ashley Wade Foundation joined in by donating shoes and baskets for Carter and Taylor.
The Sheckler Foundation would like to give a warm thank you to all of its supporters -- from the skateboarders, sponsors and to all the individuals who came out and showed their support at the 6th Annual Skate for a Cause.
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About The Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, The Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, The Sheckler Foundation will produce fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community to "Be the Change!"
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