The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate shop is holding a skateboard jam this Saturday, October 23, to raise funds for cash-strapped Ocean Beach Elementary School. The Jam, to be held at the Robb Field Skate Park from 1pm to 5pm, will also include famous skateboarders, a kids’ BBQ, vendors, autograph signing, and a raffle to raise the funds.
Here is the article from the San Diego U-T:
Skateboarding for a cause
By Christopher Cadelago / San Diego U-T / October 18, 2010
OCEAN BEACH — A contingent of local skateboarding enthusiasts is looking to combat budget cuts to Ocean Beach Elementary with a Kids BBQ and Skate Jam.
The inaugural event, presented by Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Robb Field Skate Park in Ocean Beach. Fans will have an opportunity to get autographs and spend the day with pro and amateur skaters, including Tosh Townend, Marius Syvanen, Austyn Gillette, and Cano Cárdenas, with others expected.
“Whether it’s surfing, skateboarding, art or music- it’s very important to all of us that kids have something to keep them motivated,” said Rodger Caldwell, owner of Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and Ocean Experience Surf School. “We hope that through this event … all children will be influenced to get involved in something that will inspire them to learn and grow.”
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