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Affiliate Skateboards News

Affiliate Skateboards is growing! We have a newly restructured team for 2005: Lavar McBride (Pro), Johnny Fonseca (Pro), Zack Stuart-Fry, Dax Miller, Ben Godfrey, Vincenzo Marrocco, Gaspare Gentile, Vache, plus a new addition—Affiliate welcomes John Methvin to the team! We are dedicated to advancing the Midwestern skate culture and will be doing a Midwest mini-tour through Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan this summer. We also have been instrumental in gathering funding and support for Chicago’s new downtown skate plaza. Affiliate Skateboards, Character Skateboards, and Uprise Skateshop founders and employees represent most of the council responsible for getting the park built. There will be a temporary plaza built using the trademark-Chicago gray picnic tables formerly of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The comprehensive street plaza depends on the support and popularity of the temporary plaza. There have been articles in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Red-Eye spotlighting Vache (owner of Affiliate and skate plaza board co-founder), Uriah Ruda (owner of Uprise Skateshop), John Methvin (Uprise and Affiliate rider), and many other local skaters in a positive way. Overall the project is shaping up to be a success. Affiliate, Uprise, and all of the sponsors of the Grant Park Skate Plaza welcome any support the skateboard world can give to this project. We’re battling dog park enthusiasts, city beaurocracy, and the classic skateboarder stereotypes. We need your help! You can call Affiliate Skateboards at (312) 633-0777, Uprise Skateshop at (773) 342-7763, or Character Skateboards at (312) 520-1010 to offer your support. You can see some of the activism and work being done for the park on the website for the Grant Park Conservancy (governing body for the park) at grantparkconservancy.com or at affiliateskateboards.com.

Get Wasted Premiere July 2.

Check flier for time and location. Drew Doran’s new video starring Kellen James, Nate Sherwood, Mike Santa Fe, Jordan Hoffart, Brett Prais, and Jimmy Astleford.