Sponsors
Billabong ▲ +0.022 | PPR ▼ -0.50 | American Apparel ▲ +0.06 | The Buckle ▲ +0.19 | Columbia ▲ +0.37 | Deckers Outdoor ▲ +1.29 | Dicks ▲ +0.29 | Foot Locker ▲ +1.14 | Genesco ▲ +1.38 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.24 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.14 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.10 | Luxottica ▼ -0.39 | Nike ▲ +0.73 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.07 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.22 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▼ 0.00 | VF Corp ▲ +0.49 | Quiksilver ▼ 0.00 | Zumiez ▲ +0.32 | Macys ▼ -0.07 | Tillys ▼ 0.00 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
The most up-to-date information
The most up-to-date information

“Shop-Eat-Surf is a great source for the most up to date information of what is going on in our industry. I always enjoy reading the articles and appreciate the effort from Tiffany and her team."

- By Richard Woolcott, CEO and Founder, Volcom
I require all our executives to read it
I require all our executives to read it

There is no better publication that I am aware of that is so accurate and on top of any news and developments in our industry. I personally recommend it to many people that want to know and understand more about our industry. For the most part, shop-eat-surf.com gets the stories first. As a matter of fact, I require all the executives in our company to read it.

- By Hezy Shaked, President & CEO, Tilly's
Industry Insight

SIA SNOW SHOW: Early Bird rates thorugh Sept. 29 for Denver hotel rooms during 2015 show, from Jan. 28 - Feb. 3.

AGENDA: Video recaps, 2015 show dates, "Love Made Me Do It" women's networking series on Wednesday.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Life Rolls On Foundation hosts 2nd annual They WIll Skate Again

By Press Releases
June 29, 2011 9:23 PM

Press Release:

 

Paraplegics, Quadriplegics and Amputees Skate Past Disability at Life Rolls On’s They Will Skate Again SHOE CITY Open

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - (June 29, 2011) – Life Rolls On Foundation hosted its second annual They Will Skate Again at the Venice Skate Park on June 25. Participants as young as 6-years-old and from as far away as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, came out for this inspiring event which empowered paraplegics, quadriplegics and amputees to enjoy the thrill and mobility of skateboarding.

 

Legendary skater Christian Hosoi, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Scott Oster, Derek Fukuhara, Bennett Harada, and members of the Ezekiel skate team treated spectators - including Hawaii Five-O star Scott Caan and X Games Host Sal Masekela - to an exciting skate demonstration, while adaptive skater Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, stole the show during the They Will Skate Again SHOE CITY Open, the event’s newly-created skate contest, which featured a $10,000 prize purse.

 

Nineteen-year-old Fotheringham, who uses a wheelchair due to spina bifida, had the crowd on their feet and pro skaters whipping out their camera phones to get footage of his gravity-defying tricks in the skate bowl, where he went on to win the inaugural competition.

 

“What an awesome day,” said Jesse Billauer, Founder and Director of National Outreach for Life Rolls On.

 

“With a vendor village, music by KROQ, pro skaters, competition, and huge crowds, this wasn’t just a community service program – this was an unbelievable event. Plus, seeing adaptive athletes do their thing in the skate park demonstrates there are no limits for people living with disabilities.”

 

Though the skate competition was reserved for experienced adaptive skaters, beginners who participated in the adaptive skate clinic were also acknowledged for their courage with awards given in categories such as “Most Improved” and “Best Female Thrasher.”

 

The event was made possible by sponsors SHOE CITY, Vans, and Ezekiel, while Life Rolls On partnered with legendary Dogtown skater Jim “Red Dog” Muir, Aaron Fotheringham, Christiaan “Otter” Bailey, and the Venice Skate Association to provide coaching and volunteer support. Generous donations were also provided by KROQ, Function Drinks, Sweet Treats, Red Bull, Rob Dyrkek, Tony Hawk, Arbor, Dogtown Skateboards, Etnies, Maui & Sons, Pink’s, Rider Shack, Rogue Status, TK Burgers, Val Surf, WMG, X Games, and Xtreme Boardshop.

 

About Life Rolls On Foundation

 

Founded in 1999, Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis. With a worldwide network of supporters, LRO is one of the fastest growing, contemporary charitable organizations in the country and has been featured in national print, television and radio. For more information, visit www.liferollson.org.

 

 


Articles You Might Have Missed