"GSD! GSD! GSD!" I think I am going to have nightmares about that chant. Imagine 2,000 kids all yelling that as loud as they can. That of course is short for Go Skateboarding Day. Which took place today! June 21st 2007! As you all probably know by now today was our big San Diego Skatepark tour. The plan was go to Chula Vista Skatepark at noon then head to Memorial Skatepark at 4pm. Tons and tons of kids showed up as you can tell by the pictures. It mostly was just a free for all skate jam with 2,000 plus kids. With random product giveaways and such given out by all our Sponsors. Billy Marks won the Sun Diego best trick contest taking home a sweet $1,000. He landed about 10 solid tricks down the double set. Including tricks such as full cab flip, switch bigspin heelflip, switch 360 flip, half cab heelflip, etc etc etc! Congratulations Billy!
After the best trick contest we gave out the rest of the product for that stop and started gathering are things for the drive to Memorial Skatepark. With about 10 minutes of driving ahead of us it was a nice time to rest up from all the skating that was going on. But before I knew it we were at Memorial! With kids waiting for both Tum Yeto vans to show up. We ended up putting on 2 different best tricks contests for the locals. Which was a really fun thing to do. Following that we threw out a bunch of tees, belts, hats, and stickers to the crowd and left.
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did on Go Skateboarding Day. And as always I plan on going bigger and better next year. Thanks to Aaron at Chula Vista Skatepark and John at Memorial Skatepark for letting us spread the word of Tum Yeto and Go Skateboarding Day!
PS. thanks to all the Sponsors as well as Staff at each park. We couldn't have done it without you. Sun Diego, CCS, Chipotle, Overload, Vitaman Water, Theisnuts, Blanket A Human, Monster Energy Drink, Fuel TV, Built To Shred, IASC.