The 9th stop of the Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela is in the books. GFL is a national series of all ages contests in both bowl and street. At the end of the year, we recognize the top skaters in each category at the Annual Awards in Tampa. Check the Season Ranking's update here. Trap Nate has the video recap and Chaz has photography from this stop below.
Skateboarding at It's Best 👍 Grind for Life is Beyond grateful for everybody's support and hard work to make this event happen for the Last 11 Years @clashatclairemont 👍🤙👊💪🔥❤️😀🇺🇸 Its a Skateboarding Miracle
We learned something at this stop: skateboard contests on a Tuesday aren't going to be super packed. We figured in Souther California when schools out, Tuesday would be like a Saturday, but it wasn't. Oh well, there was still a good crew of you that came to have a good time and that still went down. Check Nate's video recap and Chaz's photography here. We'll see you at the next stop in Bradenton in a couple months. Find out more about Grind For Life, and all ages, all skills national skateboarding contest series, at GFLSeries.com.
Super BIG Congratulations to GFL Supporter and Team Rider Alex Sorgent for Winning X GAMES Gold !
Alex skated in the gflseries.com for the first 8 years of his skateboarding career, which started at age 5. The Grind For Life Skatepark Series gives skateboarders like Alex the opportunity to learn how to compete and be a part of something positive and healthy.
We would like to thank Alex and the Sorgente family for all their support and efforts to help Grind For Life and help people with cancer
To honor Dave's contribution to the Ann Arbor and world-wide skate scene and to the richness of the lives of everyone who knew him, his friends are throwing down the first annual Memorial Backyard Pool Party. It's on for August 30,2014 at the brand new Ann Arbor Skatepark.
Contests in the pools for all skill levels, pro demo featuring Andy MacDonald and Mike Rodgers, silent auction, raffle and give-aways, and roots music all day.
Tuck grew up in Ann Arbor, attended Burns Park, Tappan, and Community High schools. He was integral to the creation of the first public city Skateboarding facility, the 'City Ramp' at Vets Park, among dozens of public and private skate spots, from barn ramps to city parks, from Michigan to Colorado, the east coast, and beyond.
Tuck represented Ann Arbor and his adopted home in Colorado in the national and international skating and snowboarding scenes from the 1980's until his death last year, earning respect and love everywhere he went.
Dave was a drummer in punk and reggae bands,a wonderful husband, father, son, and always a brotherman to the other man.
Even in his battle with the cancer that finally claimed his earthly life on July 20, 2013, Dave was an example to everyone around him of what a life worth living is all about. He was brave, honest, loving, and dedicated to his friends and family, and to doing what he loved to do the most, until the very end.
Everyone is invited to join us in a day of good skating, good music, and good friends, to celebrate the life of the one-of-a-kind one-and-only Dave Tuck.
Ann Arbor Skatepark is at the corner of N. Maple and Dexter roads in Veterans Memorial Park in Ann Arbor.
All proceeds to benefit charities that Dave cared about. Donations are welcome, we'll be glad to honor your contribution by name if you wish, or anon is fine with us : https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WCNFVNPA69M8Q
The Grind for Life Series expands across the country this year. Houston at Southside was our first stop ever in Texas. Chaz and Nate got the recap in photos and video below.
Stop number five is in the books for the 2017 season of Grind for Life. Next up is Houston this weekend! The Boardr Bus is driving straight from there to Texas as we speak. Thanks to everyone who skated at this stop. Nate has a video recap and Chaz has photos below. Check updated seasons rankings and the full schedule for the rest of the year at GLFSeries.com.
Thank You Everybody for All Your Great Work and Support . Super Rad Day of Skateboarding for The Cause
Thanks to everyone that came to the third stop of the year at Payne Skatepark in Sarasota, Florida.
The second stop of the season is in the books for the Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela. Check the current rankings here. Thanks to all 154 of you that entered, and the 54 of you that skated GFL for the first time. We hope you had as good of a time as we did. Check out some photos and a video recap below.
The Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills series benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.
This year's first stop was in New Smyrna, Florida where 144 entries went down in 14 divisions in bowl and street skateboarding.
Check Out Link for Video and Pictures . Thank you Everybody for Your Help and Support
Grind for Life has done some great work this year helping people with cancer in 2016
GFL Skateboarding events have given out $14,100.00 dollars to help people travel long distance for treatments . Very nice work everyone, thank you .
Grind for Life has held over 20 skateboarding events where we educate and inspire cancer patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery with Mike Rogers story.
Mike Rogers is a two time Sarcoma survivor.
Hundreds of GFL t shirts and GFL Decks have been given to cancer patients and survivors in 2016.
Wellness is Happiness.
2017 Contest dates for the Grind for Life series with The Boardr
are on The Boardr website events page:
Grind for Life would like to thank everyone so much for all their help and support in 2016.
For the past seven years, before Santa delivers toys and gifts, he’s been breaking away to catch some waves in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning. Pretty cool, right?
The Surfing Santas event is an annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa. Watch them ride in on the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this FREE event.
New this year, the crowd can participate in a costume contest. Dress up in your favorite winter themed outfit – snowman, Santa and Mrs. Claus, gingerbread man, reindeer, elves – for your chance to win prizes.
The money raised supports Grind for Life, a local cancer support group, and the Florida Surf Museum.
Thank You Everybody for Your Great Work and Support
Thank You to All The Skydiving Santas for Putting on a Super Rad Show and There Great Work and Support with Grind for Life
Dr Singh said All Good for 2017 . Thank You for Saving My Life Everybody Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Every year, we crunch the numbers from all the stops at the Grind for Life Series to get the top skaters in each division. We also pick a few random and fun awards for standouts during the year. Thanks to everyone who came for one last gathering of good times and skateboarding to benefit the Grind for Life organization's cause.
Friday night following Tampa Am 2016 was our Annual Old Man Bowl Jam, hosted by Grind For Life where all the retired Pros, washed up T.M.s and anyone over 35 that rips basically gets their own spot in the limelight. This is raw skateboarding at its finest, and I'm pretty sure the grand prize was a six pack of cheap beer. After the dust settled and shoulders were popped back into place,
Your top 5: Jimmy the Greek, Franco Lopez, Orlando Ramos, Luca Basilico, and Tito Porrata. Congrats dudes! Big thanks to Grind For Life and Mike Rogers for hosting. Don't forget to check out GrindForLife.org and make a donation to Skate and Destroy Cancer.
There were 162 total entries with 69 of those being skaters new to the Grind for Life Series. Many of you also skated your first contest ever with us. All those good times plus contributing to the Grind for Life cause of battling cancer? What a Saturday. Thanks to everyone that was a part of it.