Save the date for the 9th Annual Skatefest 2015 presented by Gatorade, Papa Johns, DK Skate, Fairfax Surf Shop and Fairfax County Park Authority.
Fairfax SkateFest is a two-day event with over $20,000 in prizes. Starting with preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday. The two main festival events are held on Saturday. Skateboarders of all ages and all skill levels will kick off Saturday by participating in Sk8 for a Cause to raise money for Children’s National. Sponsored participants will skate a check-pointed route through Wakefield Skate Park receiving free prizes as they ride along the course. This year Woodward Action Sports Camp will provide the skater who raises the most money in sponsorships with a free trip to Woodward Skate Camp in Pennsylvania, an experience valued at $1,300.
It looks like Supra co-founder Angel Cabada and his investors found an exit they were looking for because today K-Swiss Global Brands announced the acquisition of One-Distribution for the usual “undisclosed amount of money,” according to a story on TransWorld Business.
“Having formed KSGB just two years ago, we are on an aggressive track to become one of the world’s leading multi-brand companies,” said KSGB President and CEO Larry Remington. “KR3W and SUPRA are brands that meet the distinctions we are looking for in our portfolio: authenticity, strong brand awareness, a track record of product innovation and opportunities for long-term, global growth. We are excited to join forces with the ONE-Distribution teams and lay a foundation for the future.”
For a few questions and answers from Remington with TWBiz’sKailee Bradstreet click the link.
Seeing as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will not be coming out on Wii U, we were thinking that maybe he could do some kind of collab with Nintendo on a game that melds THPS 5 with the just launched first person paint splatter fest Splatoon. It might looks something like this that went down at the UK’s Adrenaline Alley skatepark. They could even call it Splatony Hawk Pro Skater. Come on. Give it a go?
Throughout June, the Tony Hawk Foundation is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.
By helping out, you have a chance to win my signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to our exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015. . . Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds. . . Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.
Help out and maybe win something cool. It’s a win-win. For the official word from Tony Hawk, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
“Working with B4BC to inspire and motivate girls to live a healthy, active lifestyle is really important to me,” said Bufoni. “I’m really excited to be officially joining the team alongside some of the most amazing female athletes of my generation!”
Dragon has added The Marquis to their H20 Floatable Collection because, when you think about it, glasses that float are a pretty good idea for people who are around the water all the time, right?
This vintage-inspired, Italian made round-lens design is set off by diamond tail metal accents on the frame front, blending elements that are both classic and casual. As part of the H20 Collection, the Marquis is made from special lightweight frame materials which allow it to float and gives them a comfortable, performance fit.
Ever thought to yourself, ” Damn, I could spend all day listening to Tommy Guerrero talk skateboarding.” Well, here’s your chance with Episode one of BS with TG and his co-host Jim Thiebaud. The guest on this week’s episode is Frank Gerwer. And it’s 28 minutes of skateboard gold. Yep, that’s what it is.
The 2015 Austin X Games kick off next month and to celebrate (because you know how much we love the X Games) we have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games up for grabs including VIP access to the Metallica gig on Saturday night. Yes, VIP access to the show of the summer.
Skype is once again set to bring you closer than ever to the athletes and sports during the Games. Consider it your backstage pass to all the action. Get insider tips from athletes Curren Caples, Jamie Bestwick & Shane O’Neill during group chats on Skype. Then submit your own tricks to not only be viewed by the guys but potentially aired during The Xtra Show on ESPN! Add XGames2015 on Skype to find out more.
We have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games to give away thanks to Skype. These tickets will give you and a friend a full pass three days of X Games action as well as a VIP upgrade on Saturday night. In conjunction with an admission wristband you get reserved viewing of live music at Infield Super Stage, Skateboard Park / Street Womens and Ams, Rally Car, Moto X Speed & Style and BMX Big Air. Access to the air conditioned Velocity Lounge with hospitality, and restrooms. You also receive a voucher to exchange at COTA for commemorative X Games Austin 2015 skate deck.
To enter, simply add XGames2015 on Skype and then send a message with the words “I want to win Metallica tickets” along with “BoardistanVIP” and you’re in the draw. Too easy, right? Don’t miss out on any of the 2015 X Games Austin action! Follow #SkypeXGames and catch updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Competition closes Friday the 29th of May. Follow the jump for the official details, rules, and lawyer speak. Seriously, you won’t want to miss it. [click to continue…]