May 14, 2011 (Lake Forest, CA) – Today the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest was packed with fans watching some of the best skateboarders in the world compete at the second annual Sheckler Foundation SKATE FOR A CAUSE event, that raised thousands of dollars for Autism Speaks. More than a thousand people gathered to watch the contests and enjoy the skateboard carnival village games and activities.
The total prize purse for all four contests was $15,000 and all the winners donated their winnings to charity. Steve Caballero started kicked things off winning $3,000 in the Ball Park SkaterCross. Chris Cole earned $4,000 for the CCS best trick on tranny and Pat Duffy collected a giant $4,000 check for best trick on the Red Bull tech center. Ryan Decenzo won $4,000 for the best trick on the Power Balance stairs, rails and hubba section.
Last year the first-annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE raised $77,000, and this year’s event is surpassed that with a grand total of $105,000! Sheckler Foundation’s SKATE FOR A CAUSE, presented by etnies, would like to thank all the sponsors that made the event possible! Thank you to the following for their generosity: ARF, Autism Speaks, Ball Park Franks, CCS, Direct Edge Media, DonateGames, Independent Trucks, Lemonade 4 Autism, Mission Products, Nixon, NMRA/NMCA, Plan B, Power Balance, Red Bull, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Spin Master, The Sheckler Foundation, The Wasserman Foundation, Versa Traction and Wahoo’s Fish Taco.