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IASC AND SKATELAB ANNOUNCE THE 2nd ANNUAL SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME
“2010 SKATEBOARDING ICONS TO BE INDUCTED”
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. - October 28, 2010 – The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and Skatelab are proud to announce the skateboarding icons that will be inducted for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame: Torger Johnson, Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist and the first female inductee, Patti McGee.
This year’s invite-only event will be hosted at The Cooper Building in Los Angeles, CA on December 4th, 2010.
In addition to a live musical performance, guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers and have the opportunity to bid on a large selection of invaluable memorabilia at both a silent and live auction. Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will benefit the Go Skateboarding Foundation which sends kids to skatecamp on a scholarship and supports skateboarding related charities
"Skateboardings rich culture has been built around iconic heroes that have helped to take skateboarding to another level of progression, inspiration and fun,” said John Bernards, IASC executive director.
"IASC recognizes the importance of honoring the pros that made skateboarding what it is today- without those icons and legends the tricks skateboarders are doing today would not exist. This year's inductees represent the best, most progressive skateboarding from 1960 to 2010 and we congratulate each of them on their accomplishments."
Last year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame’s inaugural celebration and fundraiser was held at the Vans Skatepark at the Block in Orange, CA and was joined by hundreds from the skateboard community.
Last year’s honorees included skateboarding icons: Tony Alva, Bruce Logan, Danny Way and Tony Hawk. The celebration was created to recognize and honor the history of skateboarding and those influential figures that have significantly shaped the sport throughout the years.
“The goal of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum is to assure that these legendary skateboarders are recognized by their peers and will be remembered by future generations,” said Todd Huber, founder of Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum.
Voting into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame is an intensive process by which IASC members and skateboard industry insiders past and present vote electronically for the person they feel is most deserving.
While the ballot has a list of 10 names from each decade as well as a list of 10 females, each category includes a ?ll in blank in order to give each voter the opportunity to vote for their own candidate.
To donate auction items or for more information on IASC, please contact Laurie Bergthold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), a non-profit organization that represents the united voice of the skateboard industry to the outside world, was founded in 1994. In 2003, IASC was restructured into the organization that founded Go Skateboarding Day. Driven by skate industry leaders, IASC strives to promote skateboarding and increase participation, educate, and save members money. For further information, please visit www.skateboardiasc.org.
The Go Skateboarding Foundation was founded in 2005 in response to the generosity of the skateboard industry. A donation to the Go Skateboarding Foundation helps fund programs which promote skateboarding and make a positive impact in our society and the lives of young skateboarders.
TheGo Skateboarding Foundation provides young people with scholarships to college and skatecamp and aspires to inspire and empower tomorrow’s skateboard community leaders.
Skatelab Skateboarding Museum, located in Simi Valley, educates people about the history of skateboarding worldwide. The museum inside SKATELAB of California is home to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame’s inductees’ tribute display, which was founded in 1997.
With more than 50,000 visitors each year, Skatelab shows a collection of more than 5,000 vintage skateboards as well as skateboarding memorabilia. Skateboard history lives on at Skatelab.