The Sheckler Foundation’s Skate For A Cause

by The Editors on May 7, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 skateboarders, sponsors, and hundreds of fans joined Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation at the etnies Skatepark for Skate For A Cause. The event, held to help raise money for A.skate, collected $86,000 in total, $57,000 of which will fund A.skate’s 10-stop Be the Change tour this summer. It was a great day of skateboarding, friends, and doing something good for kids on the Autism spectrum.

For photos and the official word, follow the jump.

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Ryan Sheckler and some micro grooms.

The Sheckler Foundation’s, SKATE FOR A CAUSE event met the foundation’s goal of raising $57,000 to fund A.skate’s entire 10-stop Be the Change tour this summer, to benefit children on the Autism Spectrum. More than 30 top pro and am skateboarders with thousands of fans came out on Saturday, May 5, to raise money for the A.Skate charity. Between the fans, skateboarders and sponsors, SKATE FOR A CAUSE raised a grand total of $86,620. The total prize purse for the five skateboarding contests was $15,000, and most of the winners donated their prize money to benefit charity.

The Sheckler Foundation’s SKATE FOR A CAUSE would like to give a warm thank you to all of the sponsors and skaters who made this event possible. The sponsors include: CCS, Casey’s Cupcakes, Chronic Tacos, Duracell, etnies, Fred Water, Ford, Independent Trucks, K1 Speed, Metagenics, New Era, Nixon, NMCA, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Rock N Bounce, Tilly’s, Skateboarder/Grind Media, Woodward, A.skate, Lemonade for Autism, Ocean Festival, Thrive, Us Too Gym and Autism Speaks U.

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Randy Sheckler and Sole Tech’s Don Brown.

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Desiree and her bowl-ripping husband Aaron Astorga taking a break between sessions.

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Legendary Z-Boy Jay Adams signing autographs out back.

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Rob Brink and Rhino.

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Best trick action going down.

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Ryan Sheckler launching off the quaterpipe.

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Charile Blairon his way to a $3,000 transition best trick winning donation.

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Kurtis Colamonico wins $3,000 and turns it right over as a donation. Good guy.

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Ryan Sheckler, A.skate founder Crys Worley and Ryan’s Mom Gretchen with the biggest check of the day. $50,000 to A.skate.

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Not a bad day of skateboarding all in all. Kurtis Colamonico, Charlie Blair, Ryan Sheckler, Crys Worley, and Gretchen.

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