“Growing up, my neighbor had autism. My travels have taken me all over the world and I’ve seen that every community is affected by autism. I was shocked to find out that 1 in 91 children had autism. After seeing the collaborative shoe that Etnies did for Autism Speaks I knew it would be a perfect fit for Autism Speaks to be the beneficiary for our annual Skate for a Cause event.”
The Sheckler Foundation’s Skate for a Cause is 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 the Autism Speaks Foundation. The Sheckler Foundation’s 2nd annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE event, benefiting Autism Speaks, will be on May 14, 2011 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SKATE FOR A CAUSE will include four best trick contests and a skateboard carnival village with games and activities.
The total prize purse for the best trick contests is $15,000, with $4,000 for the CCS best trick on tranny, $4,000 on the Red Bull tech center, $4,000 on the Power Balance stairs, rails and hubba section and $3,000 on the Ball Park SkaterCross.
Come join us and hang out with your favorite skaters inside the etnies skatepark with VIP seating available for only $50.00 per ticket. Preferred seating in the bleachers outside the skatepark is available for only $20.00 per ticket. Purchase your tickets now by visit shecklerfoundation.org.
On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, etnies, Autism Speaks and the A.skate Foundation held a day of free skate clinics for kids on the autism spectrum at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, Calif. With the help of more than 40 volunteers, including etnies team riders Jose Rojo, Kyle Leeper, Devine Calloway, Kyle Loza, Nathan Williams and Ashley Charles, 80 children with autism of all ages were provided with one-on-one skateboarding lessons, which serve as a unique social outlet for kids who often struggle with social interaction. Check out the etnies blog for more video and read coverage of the the event from Transworld Skateboarding and LakeForestPatch.
Here are some photos from the event!