Mike V’s Scholarship, Go Skateboarding Day, 5boro

Mike V. Stand Strong Scholarship 

The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship is pleased to announce that professional skateboarder Mike Vallely will sponsor a $2,000 college scholarship.    

The recipient of the Mike V. Stand Strong Scholarship will be chosen for activism on behalf of skateboarders.  The application deadline is April 20, 2005.  For application information, please visit www.skateboardscholarship.org 

About the scholarship: 

The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship, the only college scholarship fund for skateboarders in the United States, was created in memory of 15 year old Patrick Kerr, an honor student and devoted skateboarder.  With the support of the national skateboarding community, the skateboard scholarship is entering its third year of offering college scholarships to skateboard activists.  Mike Vallely joins a distinguished list of scholarship sponsors including The Tony Hawk Foundation, Activision Tony Hawk’s Underground, Mountain Dew, and Jones Soda.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted to a two or four year college or technical school.  The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Go Skateboarding Day, June 21

For one day, skateboarders will take over the world! Imagine 20 million-plus skateboarders riding at the same time.

If skateboarders have their way, that will be the scene on the first day of summer — Go Skateboarding Day. It’s a day for skateboarders to skate above all else. It’s also an opportunity for those who’ve never been on a skateboard to grab a friend and join in.

The inaugural Go Skateboarding Day this past June caught on quicker than anyone imagined. Skateboarders held events throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and Japan. Some of those events included backyard jams, skatepark sessions and impromptu street missions.

Last year was just the beginning of the grind heard around the world. This year, Go Skateboarding Day is going to be bigger.

CONTACT: International Association of Skateboard Companies, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. http://www.skateboardiasc.org.

5boro News

Team news and updates by Justin Barnes, check it here http://www.5boro.com

For a copy of our new DVD promo with a special Dan Pensyl section send 3 bucks in an envelope to me and I will mail you one(don’t forget to include your return address), send to:

Steve Rodriguez
5boro
10 Downing St 6B
NY, NY 100014

47 degrees today, spring is on it’s way, see you in the street tomorrow.