Radballs 5 Year Anniversary Skate Jam.
This past Saturday we celebrated our 5th anniversary with some punk rock and heavy shredding at Unit B. Pretty blown away by all of you that came out to support the cause. We raised close to $500 for The A.skate Foundation by raffling of product all donated by companies we support and admire. Huge thank you to Taco Dudes for bringing out the food, DJ Don Cesar for keeping the party going the whole time, Dirtbag, Slow Children and the infamous Whitekaps for coming out and making ears bleed.
Before it all started, Brad Markley, with a little help from KB, blasted the wall.
Just some of the raffle product
We had the grand idea to hold a worst trick-contest… well, there was so much ripping going down that it was only obvious to scratch that idea and give away some cash for the best trick. Since SoCal Skateshop donated the prize money, the only problem now was trying to figure who it should go to. Charlie Blair, Ronnie Yerman, Tristan Rennie, Denzel White, Robbie Russo, Riley Stevens and a bunch of others were blowing minds and pushing Unit B to it’s limits. But, after an unanimous decision, Riley took the $100 with his epic smith stall on the railing (see video).
MC/KB hands off the cash to Riley
Riley, front D in the big bowl.
Charlie Blair, plants one off the poll
Tristan Rennie kicks out the jam
Joseph Campos, tuck it and huck it
Robbie Russo, toes on the nose
Ronnie Yerman, front 50/50 attack
Thanks to Hippie and Sam for making the trip out here from AZ and also to Sam for taking the time to put a little recap vid together
Thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations:
Black Star Beer
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pocket Pistols Skates
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Silly Girl Skateboards
Hurt Life Skateboards
Thanks to Russ Sakurai, Julian Bleecker and Chris Adrian for the photos.
Finally, thank you to everyone that pitched in their time and helped out, especially Paul Hoffmann and the Unit B crew… if it wasn’t for them, this would have never happened.
Until next time…