I was going to ride on by the skateboard plaza, but there were lots of people, speakers and music, and flags all around, so I stopped to see what it was.
The skateboard plaza is in the background where all the people are.
Life Rolls On and Ezekiel were sponsoring They Will Skate Again.
This Saturday July 20th from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Venice Skate Park we're sponsoring the Life Rolls On Foundation's (LRO) annual "They Will Skate Again Shoe City PRO" event & contest. Every year we design and donate their event tee and we'll join hundreds of volunteers who come out to support the They Will Skate Again adaptive skating workshop, pro skate exhibition and adaptive skate competition (prize purse over $10,000). Featuring participants from all different levels of assisted mobility, giving everyone an opportunity to hang out, skate and compete in the park for the day. Our skate team including Derek Fukuhara, Justin Cefai & Vince Duran will be out there in donating their time along with skate legends Jay Adams, Bob Burnquist & Christian Hosoi and stars including Scott Can & Sal Masekela. Come by, say what's up and help out if you're in the neighborhood....stop by the Ezekiel Booth for games and giveaways at the interactive festival village!
I got there while they were warming up for the big events later on, but here's a bit of video of these folks taking over the Skateboard plaza. The announcer was promising the good stuff later on, but I needed my own exercise and getting back. I know I'm supposed to put the best on in the beginning to get your attention, but I've saved the best for last.
I'm sure YouTube will have much better stuff that people took later on, so check there. There's an "inspirational" video that looks like from prior years at the Ezekiel link.
In the world of serendipity, I had just posted a picture of my mom being wheeled down the ramp in front of her house. And when I got home I was telling her there was life still to live in her wheel chair. She gave me the look.