THE SHECKLER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES X GAMES FOR ADAPTIVE SKATEBOARD PARK CONTEST ADDITION
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 (San Clemente, CA) – Today, The Sheckler Foundation is excited to announce that Stop #5 of their Skate for a Cause Tour will be in Minneapolis, at the 2019 Summer X Games. The Sheckler Foundation has been a huge supporter of the Adaptive Skate community and is elated to see the X Games has added an Adaptive Skateboard Park contest to their lineup. The foundation will present "Be the Change" adaptive skate recipients Wiggle Your Toes with a $10,000 grant and adaptive skate clinic on the X Games Skateboard Park course. This is a dream alignment given Ryan's 16 years of competing in the X Games…He is honored for this opportunity to join forces to “Be the Change!”
“This hits close to home for me. Shining light on Adaptive Skateboarders and athletes has been something I hold close to my heart - watching these guys and girls work hard and defying the odds on the daily is not only a blessing to see, but truly motivating.” stated Ryan Sheckler, co-founder of the Sheckler Foundation. “I’m stoked to watch them crush it in Minneapolis and I couldn’t think of a better stage for them to showcase their talents to the world.”
Adaptive Sports have been a focus that the Sheckler Foundation holds near and dear to their hearts. At the Sheckler Foundation’s 9th Annual Skate For a Cause presented by Oakley in 2018, the family-friendly event featured the first Wheelchair Motocross (MCMX) and Adaptive Skate contest. Paying respect to all the opportunities X Games has provided Ryan through the years, the Sheckler Foundation and Ryan could not think of a better platform to showcase all that adaptive sports athletes have to offer on a competitive level.
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About Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, The Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, the Sheckler Foundation will produce fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community to “Be the Change!”