Ocean Beach, Calif. – Andy Macdonald has established a skateboard campscholarship program in association with the newly opened Rye AirfieldExtreme Sports Park in New Hampshire. Interested candidates may win oneof ten scholarships donated by Macdonald by filling out a briefapplication and answering questions as to why they should be chosen forthe scholarship. The winners will be notified and awarded two weeks priorto the session the applicant has requested. In addition to a free week atskate camp, winners will also receive autographed Powell products fromMacdonald.
“I’m excited to be able to give these kids the opportunity to go to skatecamp for a week, says Macdonald. “I never had the opportunity to go tosomething like this when I was young, so this is a great way for me tohelp give these kids the chance I didn’t have.
Twelve-year old Nick Demulder from Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the firstlucky recipient of the Andy Macdonald scholarship program. To receive anapplication form, potential candidates may contact Rye Airfield at 603-964-2800 ext. 21.
Rye Airfield is one of the largest, most advanced action sports trainingcenters in the country. The modern, year-round facility is located on 57acres in beautiful Rye, New Hampshire, just minutes away from the coast.Rye Airfield is dedicated to providing athletes with a safe, supervised,drug-free environment in which they can constantly perfect their skillsand is geared towards all ability levels and age groups in skateboarding,inline skating, and BMX. Rye Airfield offers a state-of-the-art 50,000square foot indoor park, a 1,300 foot long National Bicycle League BMXtrack, and a 25,000 square foot BMX dirt jumping area.
Andy Macdonald’s laundry list of accomplishments has cemented his positionas one of the top professional skateboarders in the world. Seven X Gamesgold medals, a first-place finish at the 2000 Gravity Games, sixconsecutive World Cup Skateboarding overall points championships, a U.S.postage stamp modeled after his likeness, a policy-related appearance andspeech at the White House with former President Bill Clinton, and aposition as a spokesperson for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America andONDCP. Andy’s unique style and determination have made him one of themost popular athletes in skateboarding today.