SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE RAISES $5,000 FOR THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® OF GREATER LOS ANGELES DURING 2ND ANNUAL BEST TRICK & SKATE JAM
Professional Skateboarder Dustin Dollin Matches The 1st Prize Donation for a Total of $7,500
San Clemente, CA (May 29, 2011) — SKATEBOARDER Magazine’s 2nd annual Best Trick & Skate Jam benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles proved to be a momentous occasion on several levels yesterday at Stoner Park in Los Angeles. Over 45 professional and amateur skaters turned out to raise funds and awareness for the much-loved Foundation.
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The first major event to occur at world-class Stoner Skate Park drew local community members and top names in skateboarding including Eric Koston, Heath Kirchart, Mike Carroll, Vincent Alvarez, Dustin Dollin, Josh Kalis, Alex Olson, David Gonzales, Matt Miller, Theotis Beasley, Raven Tershy, and many more.
Perfect Memorial Weekend weather saw progressive tricks and unbelievable jam sessions for a packed plaza. On hand to witness it all was wish child, Dylan Matheu, who not only got to meet every professional skateboarder he’d ever dreamed of, he was able to skate and hang with them at his leisure. "Yesterday’s event was great! It was so wonderful to see the skateboard community embrace the Foundation,” said Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Corporate Alliances Manager, Brooke Dafesh. “We are so grateful of all the support and money that was raised to help us continue to grant the wishes of children."
As the event came towards a close, legendary wildchild Dustin Dollin swooped in unannounced ripped the park and then surprisingly matched the first prize donation of $2,500. “Yesterday’s event could not have gone better, great weather, tons of great skateboarding and having the support from the local community and the skate industry to focus on a great cause was amazing,” said SKATEBOARDER Editor, Jamie Owens. “And what a better way to end the day was having our friend Dustin Dollin match the top prize donation. It was fantastic.”
“Best Trick” Contest Results:
1st Place – Jordan Hoffart
2nd Place – Sierra Fellers
3rd Place – Paul Trep
1st Place – Sebo Walker
2nd Place – Micky Papa
3rd Place – Jimmy Carlin
1st Place – Jordan Hoffart – $2,500
2nd Place – Micky Papa – $1,500
3rd Place – Jordan Maxham – $1,000
Many thanks to Red Bull, without their involvement, this event would not have been possible, and to everyone who helped make this event happen: Skatepark of Tampa, Sound Advice Productions, the Stoner Park Recreation Staff and to everyone who came out.
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About the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles:
The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was formed in 1983. Since the chapter’s beginning, more than 7,300 wishes have been fulfilled for children living in Los Angeles County with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles including how you can help refer a child for a wish; participate in Adopt-A-Wish®; or donate in-kind gifts of goods or services, airline frequent flier miles, or vehicles, please call (800) 322-9474 or visit www.wishla.org.
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