Skate For A Cause 2015

6th Annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE

May 2, 2015

etnies Skatepark – Lake Forest, California

Words by Dan Levy

The sixth annual Skate For A Cause fundraiser for the Sheckler Foundation hosted by the Etnies skatepark in Lake Forest, California, was an uplifting success. Pros from all eras put on an amazing show throughout the day, competing in different contests including a Legend’s Bowl comp, a Skatercross event, along with best trick contests in different areas of the park. The amount of giving back from the skaters on hand along with the companies who support the foundation was absolutely fantastic. For more information on how you can help out the cause, go to www.shecklerfoundation.org and do your part.

Filming and Photos by Dan Levy and Vans Davey

Photos by Dan Levy
Ryan Sheckler - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Ryan Sheckler – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Mike Rogers - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Mike Rogers – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Charlie Blair - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Charlie Blair – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Eddie Elguera remembers Jay Adams - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Eddie Elguera remembers Jay Adams – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Elguera puts Jay Boy sticker on the tiles - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Elguera puts Jay Boy sticker on the tiles – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Eddie Elguera - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Eddie Elguera – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Steve Olson - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Steve Olson – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Eddie Reategui - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Eddie Reategui – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Charlie Blair - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Charlie Blair – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Eddie Havina - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Eddie Havina – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Shane Sheckler - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Shane Sheckler – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Tom Schaar, David Hackett, Cory Juneau - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Tom Schaar, David Hackett, Cory Juneau – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Jim Gray - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Jim Gray – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Eddie Havina, Dave Duncan, Mike Rogers, Jim Gray, Eddie Elguera, David Hackett, Eddie Elguera - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Eddie Havina, Dave Duncan, Mike Rogers, Jim Gray, Eddie Elguera, David Hackett, Eddie Reategui – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Mike Rogers - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Mike Rogers – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Sheckler signs autographs - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Sheckler signs autographs – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Duncan - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Duncan – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Manny Santiago, Dave Hackett, Sean Sheffey - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Manny Santiago, Dave Hackett, Sean Sheffey – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Hackett - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Hackett – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Hackett, Eddie Elguera, Dave Duncan - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Hackett, Eddie Elguera, Dave Duncan – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Hackett - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Hackett – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Duncan - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Duncan – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Zannah and David Hackett - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Zannah and David Hackett – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Tom Schaar and Cory Juneau - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Tom Schaar and Cory Juneau – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Shane Sheckler and Ronnie Creager - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Shane Sheckler and Ronnie Creager – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Manny Santiago and Daniel Vargas - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Manny Santiago and Daniel Vargas – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Manny Santiago and Daniel Vargas - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Manny Santiago and Daniel Vargas – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Tyler Hendley and Fabrizio Santos - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Tyler Hendley and Fabrizio Santos – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Ryan Sheckler and Alex Sorgente - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Ryan Sheckler and Alex Sorgente – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Sean Sheffey - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Sean Sheffey – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Alex Sorgente - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Alex Sorgente – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Fabrizio Santos - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Fabrizio Santos – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Daniel Vargas - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Daniel Vargas – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Alex Sorgente - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Alex Sorgente – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Fabrizio Santos - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Fabrizio Santos – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Ryan Sheckler - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Ryan Sheckler – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Dave Bachinsky - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Dave Bachinsky – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Tyler Hendley - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Tyler Hendley – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Alex Sorgente - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Alex Sorgente – Rocket Air – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy

Charlie Blair - Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy Charlie Blair – Skate For A Cause 2015. Photo by Dan Levy


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PRESS RELEASE:

6th Annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE

May 2, 2015

etnies Skatepark – Lake Forest, California
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Etnies is proud to present, the Sheckler Foundation’s 6th Annual Skate for a Cause, a family friendly event that combines a world class skate jam with a carnival. We have invited the top names in skateboarding to participate in this unique skate event that will benefit our Be The Change initiative.

Our high octane skate jam promises to deliver a rewarding experience for all participants. While the Cinco De Mayo carnival will offer traditional games, modified to utilize skate equipment and themes like; bearing toss, Bull pong, dunk tank, ring toss onto Indy Trucks, Pin the tail on the donkey, etc.

Skate for a Cause is FREE to attend and fun for the entire family!!!

Get more information: 
http://www.shecklerfoundation.org/take-action/skate-for-a-cause

Professional Skateboarder and Philanthropist, Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation are proud to announce Hope for Carter as its fourth “Be the Change” recipient. As the recipient, Hope for Carter will receive a $10,000 grant from the Sheckler Foundation.

Pro Skateboarder and Sheckler Foundation Founder, Ryan Sheckler says, “Thank you to all the supportive individuals who submitted entries, voted and rallied with us here at the Sheckler Foundation! I would like to congratulate Carter on becoming our 4th ‘Be the Change’ recipient!”

Carter is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from a rare form of Eczema that has taken over his whole body and Asperger Syndrome; a type of autism.  The skin disease has made everyday tasks like showers excruciatingly painful for Carter. Before the initiative, Carter had lost hope both because of his condition and relentless teasing and bullying by the  kids at school. With the help of the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative and the skateboarding community rallying behind him, Carter has hope again.

During the voting process, Carter was so moved by Taylor’s Journey with a Traumatic Brain Injury, he decided that if he won the $10,000 grant, he would split half of it with Taylor because she really needed the support as much as he did. When Taylor Pearcy’s parents were told of Carter’s gift to Taylor, they were awestruck. They too had decided to split the grant with Carter if they were to win. After hearing about Carter’s good deed of paying half of the financial support he received forward, Ryan Sheckler said, “Wow! This is why we do what we do! This is amazing.” Ryan then made the decision to personally write out a check to Carter to ensure he gets $10,000. Past “Be the Change” winners Peach’s Neet Feet and The Ashley Wade Foundation have caught the bug to pay it forward and will also donate shoes and baskets for Carter and Taylor.

Director and CEO of the Sheckler Foundation, Gretchen Sheckler-Hachee says, “The Sheckler Foundation’s goal through ‘Be the Change’ is to create awareness for all four finalists by using our global platform to share their stories. The voting and rallying is not for the sake of competition. It is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our four finalists; showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter. Creating awareness creates change!”

Ryan Sheckler’s “Be the Change” initiative was created to help injured action sports athletes and children in need. Since starting in 2008, the Sheckler Foundation has been paying it forward to help numerous individuals and causes. The past three “Be the Change” winners include: The Port Gamble S’Klallam, Peach’s Neet Feet and The Ashley Wade Foundation. For additional info on The Sheckler Foundation, stay tuned to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and visit shecklerfoundation.org.

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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