October 24, 2009 is a date that is sure to go down in history. The
International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) will join
hundreds from the skate community to honor and induct skateboarding
icons; Bruce Logan, Tony Alva, Tony Hawk and Danny Way; into the
Skateboard Hall of Fame at the official inaugural celebration.
"Skateboarding has grown up, and not in a bad way - we can look back
and be proud of the history of our sport," said John Bernards,
executive director of IASC. "Taking the opportunity to acknowledge and
honor the individuals who have so greatly influenced and shaped the
industry allows us to look forward to the future of skateboarding
without ever forgetting our roots and everything it took to get where
we are today each and every shenanigan, triumph and challenge."
The Vans Skatepark at the Block in Orange, CA, will host the
historical, invite-only event. In addition to a live musical
performance, guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers and have the
opportunity to bid on a large selection of invaluable memorabilia at
both a silent and live auction. Proceeds from ticket sales and auction
items will benefit the Go Skateboarding Foundation. The non-profit
organization provides positive educational experiences, career-minded
programming, and scholarships for skateboarders. The foundation also
donates to various skateboard-related charities, including: The Tony
Hawk Foundation, Ray Underhill, the Johnny Romano Foundation, and the
Patrick Kerr Foundation.
More info at visit www.skateboardiasc.org.