Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Vancouver B.C. - A very healthy crowd of about 2500 came out to run Wild in the Streets today in Vancouver, joining the Emerica team in a winding route throughout downtown, and hitting spots all along the way. The journey was the destination as Emericans of all ages hit the cream of the crop of Vancouver’s great skate spots on their way to Strathcona Park and a final barbeque session.
Smiles were the style of the day as the whole weekend wrapped up with great weather (no rain) and good times all around.
Skateboarding is Alive and Well in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, KS – Today the etnies Team went to Kansas City to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, and while skateboarding’s number one holiday is almost over for another year there is no reason to sweat it – just go skateboarding again tomorrow! Kansas City’s own Sean Malto and fellow etnies team riders Mikey Taylor, Kyle Leeper, Jose Rojo, Devine Calloway and Davis Torgerson headed to the Penn Valley Skatepark in K.C. to host a benefit event to raise money to purchase lights for the skatepark. During the day more than 600 skateboarders came to the park with the first group showing up before 7 a.m. and there were locals still skating the park until dark.
The etnies Go Skateboarding Day event included a free BBQ, a benefit raffle for complete skateboards, and a skate jam as well as a Red Bull “Best Trick” contest. Local skateboarders were given $2,500 in a best trick contest on the euro gap, 8 stair and grass gap that was judged by etnies team riders Sean, Mikey, Jose and Devine.
etnies raised more than $3,300 toward purchasing lights for Kansas City’s Penn Valley Skatepark.